Essential Insights contributor, healthcare writer
2015 U.S. Healthcare Spending: 17.8% of GDP
2025 U.S. Healthcare Spending: 19.9% of GDP
The Veterans Health Administration saved nearly $1 billion in 2012 after implementing telehealth and other mobile health services. Annual savings per patient were $6,500.
After Mercy Health introduced their Virtual Care Center in 2015, expected inpatient lengths of stay decreased by 40%.
At Aurora Sinai Medical Center, the use of telehealth has reduced door-to-doctor times by 75%.
New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Cornell Medical Center joined forces to create the NYP-Weill Cornell ED Telehealth Express Care Service in 2016. Within two months the service had reduced average ER visits from 4 hours to just 30 minutes for patients with minor complaints.
At Fuse by Cardinal Health, our innovation center, we work alongside customers to solve complex healthcare challenges and create solutions that transform the future of health and wellness. We are looking closely at how emerging technologies, including telehealth, can make care delivery more efficient in acute and other settings. Learn more at www.cardinalhealth.com/fuse.
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