• by bcarlson@marketresearch.com
  • February 10 2014
  • telemedicine


Kalorama Featured in Modern Healthcare Story on Telemedicine’s ROI

Kalorama Featured in Modern Healthcare Story on Telemedicine’s ROI

Kalorama has noted in recent reports that a key challenge for the PM industry is to prove results to win over payors.  Thus the RAND study on telemedicine will be welcome news.  The study assessed the utilization of telemedicine services in a commercial insurance plan that offered access 24 hours a day to Teladoc, a Texas-based firm that is one of the largest telehealth providers in the country.   The story cited Kalorama’s market estimate for telemedicine in our recent report, Advanced Patient Monitoring Systems.

During the 11-month study, 291 patients received a Teladoc consultation compared with 39,431 primary-care physician visits and 883 trips to the emergency department. Also, Teladoc users were less likely to follow up with another consultation, with only 6% doing so compared with 13% of those who went to a doctor’s office, and 20% of ER visits.