As providers rapidly expand their use of telehealth services, the variety of platforms and applications available to conduct telehealth visits also grows. Providers should assess various factors in deciding which platform to use or in upgrading an existing platform. From video quality to integration with a provider's medical records and billing systems to ensuring compliance with HIPAA, telehealth platforms may vary greatly and providers should be thorough in assessing their options.
With strong support from healthcare professionals and regulatory authorities, telemedicine is definitely here to stay. And health IT providers took notice — today, there is no shortage of telehealth video conferencing software options on the market. But not all telehealth solutions are created equal. If you want to achieve success with your telehealth initiative, here are 5 things you need to consider.