Virtual visits: What you need to know

There’s a tremendous opportunity for providers to tap into the growing market for virtual visits—here's what to know before you consider going all-in.

The market for virtual visits is projected to grow rapidly in the coming years—and if you don't start serving the market today, you could be left behind tomorrow, as interest grows both among busy, cost-conscious patients, and overscheduled providers.

One sign of the scale of the opportunity? Fully 64% of patients say they would be willing to see a doctor over video, according to American Well's 2015 telehealth index consumer survey.

But to truly take advantage, providers need to make sure they understand the market and how telehealth can best fit into their strategic plans. Check out the video for a look at the tremendous opportunity, as well as what providers need to know to take advantage of it.

Looking for a quick rundown of the latest trends in telehealth by services? Check out our telehealth primer series, which includes an overview of emerging trends, a discussion of investment considerations, and sample case studies from leading health care organizations who have successfully implemented these programs.

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