Which U.S. states best implement telehealth according to physicians? 5 key details

Written by Adam Schrag | March 27, 2017 | Print  |

A Sermo survey revealed that as more physicians have begun using telehealth technologies, not all U.S. states or countries around the world have found equal success.

Here's what you need to know:


1. U.S. physicians generally feel their state has done a fair job adopting telehealth:


  • 41 percent of responding physicians believe their state has done a fair job adopting telehealth
  • 44 percent have negative feelings about their state's telehealth programs
  • 15 percent believe their state implements telehealth programs well


2. Ohio physicians' responses signal the state has implemented telehealth most effectively; 22 percent responded positively. California physicians' ratings were second-highest with a 20 percent positive response.


3. New Jersey's responses rank among the bottom, with 59 percent of physicians saying their state has poorly implemented the programs. New York physicians also give their state's implementation low marks, with 51 percent saying their state has done a poor job implementing the programs.


4. International physicians have similar perceptions to U.S. physicians:


  • 38 percent of responding physicians think their country has done a fair job adopting telehealth
  • 43 percent have negative feelings about their country's telehealth programs
  • 19 percent believe their country implements telehealth programs well


5. Spain was rated as the best telehealth implementer with 26 percent of physicians responding favorably while the U.K. was the worst with 62 percent of physicians' responding with unfavorable reviews. 


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