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According to most pediatricians, telehealth is here to last long

According to a recent study, pediatric clinicians are referencing the patient demand as the number-one factor which is driving the increased use of telemedicine.

As per an independent study which is getting the commission through a pediatric virtual care company, it has found significant data on telehealth. 92% of pediatricians and clinicians believe that it is going to remain a part of the health practices in the future.

Practically all the 787 pediatricians and clinicians, responding to an online survey that is reporting currently using a telemedicine platform. According to the 96% of clinicians say that they offer telemedicine during regular business hours.

Though pediatric patients may face unique hurdles with regard to telehealth, it includes the potential of trouble. This trouble may take place with the connecting for the clinicians via video. More than 60% of respondents say that the patients find it easier to use.

The respondents are referencing the patient demand as the number one factor which is driving the increasing use of telemedicine. It includes the acceptance of the insurance coverage and revenue potential, which is also having the citing.

Some of the most commonly used cases are behavioral or mental health cases. Also, it comes with visits for the urgent care services like cold, pinkeye, rashes, medication refills, etc. More than half of the patients are using a mobile app on their smartphone for telemedicine visits.

Clinicians are saying that in the future, they are most likely going to sell electronic health record integration. They are also saying that they are going to love to see the peripheral device integration and translation services during the visits. 

Also, it is going to help in platform availability, multiple languages, and documentation. The respondents are also saying the audio-visual quality, ease of connectivity, and use with flexible workflows and live supports are essential for the growth.

Many health systems are now using virtual care in various ways to benefit young patients. As pandemic has accelerated the growth of telemedicine, it is proving to become a connection that is here to stay.