How Hospitals Are Reducing Medical Costs with Telehealth

American Well

Interest in telehealth has reached an all-time high, with many of the most prestigious health systems in the U.S. Out of all the reasons health systems are implementing telehealth, however, reducing medical costs is one of the largest driving factors.

4 Ways Healthcare is Getting a Return on Telehealth

American Well

are readmitted to the hospital within 30 days, but Essentia Health has seen less than 2 percent of patients who participate in its telehealth program get readmitted in that same timeframe. A report by the Commonwealth Fund found that Partners HealthCare’s Connected Cardiac Care Program has seen a 50 percent reduction in heart failure-related readmission rates for enrolled patients since its telemedicine pilot launched in 2006. An earlier version of this article appeared on MedCity.