dismiss

Clean Sweep Live Auction on Wed. February 27th. Click to view the full inventory

DOTmed Home MRI Oncology Ultrasound Molecular Imaging X-Ray Cardiology Health IT Business Affairs
News Home Parts & Service Operating Room CT Women's Health Proton Therapy Endoscopy HTMs Mobile Imaging
SEARCH
Current Location:
>
> This Story

starstarstarstarstar (1)
Log in or Register to rate this News Story
Forward Printable StoryPrint Comment
Advertisement

 

advertisement

 

Health IT Homepage

Q&A with Paul Schulz, Healthcare Consulting Manager at Eide Bailly What does it take to successfully implement an RTLS/RFID system into a hospital?

Top questions healthcare organizations must ask before choosing a new EHR in 2019 How to reach and achieve interoperability

Vocera debuts new handsfree Smartbadge at HIMSS Touchscreen wearable for voice-controlled communication and smartphone functionality

Medical device cybersecurity: Need for practical solutions Experts from ECRI Institute address the number one threat to healthcare delivery

NewYork-Presbyterian partners with Philips on remote monitoring Expansive telehealth program aims to reduce readmissions, ER visits

What will the right RIS system bring to your imaging department? There is no one-size-fits-all solution for RIS needs

Uber and Lyft showcase rideshare for healthcare at HIMSS19 Leading competitors seek to carve out patient transport verticals

Datatrak launches system for unifying imaging capture and adjudication workflows Enhances clinical trials, takes place on Datatrak's Enterprise Cloud platform

HIMSS Analytics releases new model to help adopt enterprise imaging Eight-stage DIAM model helps organizations track their progress

The exam room of the future: Nuance unveils AI-based clinical documentation product at HIMSS Improving patient experience and freeing up physicians

Radiologists are the top users of
telemedicine for patient interactions,
says an AMA study

AMA survey: Radiologists top users of telemedicine for patient interactions

by Thomas Dworetzky , Contributing Reporter
Radiologists are the highest users of telemedicine for patient interactions, according to a survey by the American Medical Association.

The first nationally representative estimates on use of the technology, the survey recorded that 39.5 percent of radiologists employed telemedicine compared to 15.4 percent of physicians overall for patient interactions that range from e-visits to storing and forwarding health data.

Story Continues Below Advertisement

THE (LEADER) IN MEDICAL IMAGING TECHNOLOGY SINCE 1982. SALES-SERVICE-REPAIR

Special-Pricing Available on Medical Displays, Patient Monitors, Recorders, Printers, Media, Ultrasound Machines, and Cameras.This includes Top Brands such as SONY, BARCO, NDS, NEC, LG, EDAN, EIZO, ELO, FSN, PANASONIC, MITSUBISHI, OLYMPUS, & WIDE.



“While regulatory and legislative changes have been implemented to encourage the use of telemedicine, there are no nationally representative estimates on its use by physicians across all medical specialties,” Carol K. Kane, study co-author and AMA director of economic and health policy research, said in a statement. “To fill this information gap, the AMA study surveyed 3,500 physicians to provide needed data that will help assess potential barriers and create strategies to promote telemedicine adoption.”

Additional specialties with high rates of telemedicine deployment included psychiatrists at 27.8 percent, and cardiologists at 24.1 percent, compared to others, which ranged between 6.1 and 23 percent.

When it came to communicating with other health care professionals, emergency medicine physicians took first place at 38.8 percent, followed by pathologists at 30.4 percent, and radiologists at 25.5 percent. Others ranged from 3.3 percent to 14.9 percent, though 26.5 percent of doctors in group practices of 50 or more clinicians were found to be top users too.

Least likely to use the technology were allergists and immunologists at 6.1 percent, gastroenterologists at 7.9 percent, and small-practice doctors with just 1–4 practitioners at 8.2 percent.

Videoconferencing was the most employed form of telemedicine modalities, used by 12.6 percent of physician practices. Emergency medicine physicians used it the most at 31.6 percent, followed by 25.8 percent of psychiatrists and 24.1 percent of pathologists.

Just 9.4 percent of practices made use of "store and forward" of patient data, with radiologists leading the herd at 42.7 percent. Pathologists followed behind at 22.7 percent, along with cardiologists at 14.9 percent.

A total of 17.9 percent of cardiologists, however, did use it the most to remotely monitor patients, the largest specialty to do so out of 7.3 percent of practices.

Despite the lack of greater penetration into day-to-day medical practice, telemedicine can be a big plus when natural disaster strikes a community, according to a RAND corporation study, with one advantage being that out-of-state physicians can quickly step in to respond in a cost-effective manner – as long as cellular and Wi-Fi are functioning in the region.

“We hope that this work will draw attention to this new offering and help policymakers and providers consider how best to leverage it to reduce burden on the local healthcare system and quickly and effectively meet victims’ needs,” Lori Uscher-Pines, lead author of the study and senior policy researcher at RAND, told HCB News at the time.

Looking at the fact that smaller practices and ones owned by physicians had less telemedicine use than bigger practices not owned by doctors, “suggests the financial burden of implementing telemedicine may be a continuing barrier, especially for that segment of practices,” according to the AMA report.

The survey was conducted in 2016 and was published in the December issue of Health Affairs.

Health IT Homepage


You Must Be Logged In To Post A Comment

Advertise
Increase Your
Brand Awareness
Auctions + Private Sales
Get The
Best Price
Buy Equipment/Parts
Find The
Lowest Price
Daily News
Read The
Latest News
Directory
Browse All
DOTmed Users
Ethics on DOTmed
View Our
Ethics Program
Gold Parts Vendor Program
Receive PH
Requests
Gold Service Dealer Program
Receive RFP/PS
Requests
Healthcare Providers
See all
HCP Tools
Jobs/Training
Find/Fill
A Job
Parts Hunter +EasyPay
Get Parts
Quotes
Recently Certified
View Recently
Certified Users
Recently Rated
View Recently
Certified Users
Rental Central
Rent Equipment
For Less
Sell Equipment/Parts
Get The
Most Money
Service Technicians Forum
Find Help
And Advice
Simple RFP
Get Equipment
Quotes
Virtual Trade Show
Find Service
For Equipment
Access and use of this site is subject to the terms and conditions of our LEGAL NOTICE & PRIVACY NOTICE
Property of and Proprietary to DOTmed.com, Inc. Copyright ©2001-2019 DOTmed.com, Inc.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED