News | Teleradiology | April 22, 2020

While most medical practices are using telehealth during the pandemic, visit volumes remain low and many practices are closed

#COVID19 #Coronavirus #2019nCoV #Wuhanvirus #SARScov2

Getty Images


April 22, 2020 — As medical practices are struggling with how to continue to serve their patients during the global COVID-19 pandemic, a new survey released today by the Sevocity division of Conceptual MindWorks, Inc. reveals that telemedicine use by practices has increased dramatically, but patient volumes remain low.

The nationwide survey, conducted by Sevocity in April 2020, consisted of an online survey of nearly 2,700 medical practices. Two Hundred and Seventy (270) complete responses were received from 27 different states and representing nearly all specialties.

Sevocity conducted the survey to determine the impact of the COVID-19 on office closures, patient volumes, and the use of telemedicine. Highlights from the Sevocity survey include:

  • Nearly 23% of practices reported being currently closed due to the pandemic.
  • 85% of respondents reported conducting some telehealth visits compared with only 6% prior to the pandemic.
  • The number of telehealth visits per day per provider varies considerably by specialty.
  • Significant barriers to telehealth exist with practices ranking patient access to video technology as the #1 barrier.

"Practices have been valiant, to move to offer telehealth visits quickly," said Catherine Huddle, Sevocity chief marketing officer. "That said, findings indicate not all visits lend themselves to telehealth, and patients need to be equipped to be able to participate in telehealth effectively, so more work needs to be done," added Huddle.

Huddle said Sevocity, through its electronic health record (EHR) product, is committed to assisting clients with telehealth workflow and documentation. "We have been talking with our practices to learn how we can help and responded quickly with product features and support. Our agility has enabled us to create specialized documentation content for telehealth and continue to adjust this based on feedback from our customers, optimizing this modality."

For more information: www.sevocity.com

Related Coronavirus Content:

VIDEO: Imaging COVID-19 With Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS)

The Cardiac Implications of Novel Coronavirus

CT Provides Best Diagnosis for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Radiology Lessons for Coronavirus From the SARS and MERS Epidemics

Deployment of Health IT in China’s Fight Against the COVID-19 Epidemic

Emerging Technologies Proving Value in Chinese Coronavirus Fight

Radiologists Describe Coronavirus CT Imaging Features

Coronavirus Update from the FDA

CT Imaging of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Pneumonia

CT Imaging Features of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

Chest CT Findings of Patients Infected With Novel Coronavirus 2019-nCoV Pneumonia 

Find more related clinical content Coronavirus (COVID-19)

ACC COVID-19 recommendations for the cardiovascular care team

VIDEO: What Cardiologists Need to Know about COVID-19 — Interview with Thomas Maddox, M.D.

The Cardiac Implications of Novel Coronavirus

ESC Council on Hypertension Says ACE-I and ARBs Do Not Increase COVID-19 Mortality


Related Content

News | Radiology Imaging

September 27, 2022 — UK Biobank, the large-scale biomedical database and research resource, together with the Medical ...

Time September 27, 2022
arrow
Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Anthony S. Fauci, MD, who was instrumental in leading the country through the COVID-19 pandemic, announced today through ...

Time August 22, 2022
arrow
News | Teleradiology

August 17, 2022 — In a study published today in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, researchers at the Icahn ...

Time August 17, 2022
arrow
Feature | Radiology Business | By Melinda Taschetta-Millane

Here is what you and your colleagues found to be most interesting in the field of medical imaging during the month of ...

Time August 01, 2022
arrow
Feature | AHRA | By Melinda Taschetta-Millane

The Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) celebrated its 50th anniversary July 10-13, 2022, in Phoenix. To ...

Time July 25, 2022
arrow
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

July 15, 2022 — Certain types of face masks are unsafe for wearing in and around MRI machines, according to new research ...

Time July 15, 2022
arrow
Feature | Radiology Business | By Melinda Taschetta-Millane

Here is what you and your colleagues found to be most interesting in the field of medical imaging during the month of ...

Time July 05, 2022
arrow
News | Radiology Imaging

June 21, 2022 — After less than two years of data collection and processing, the Radiological Society of North America ...

Time June 21, 2022
arrow
News | Breast Imaging

June 10, 2022 — According to a new study, use of breast imaging services — including mammography screening — may remain ...

Time June 10, 2022
arrow
News | Breast Imaging

June 9, 2022 — DetectedX announced that it has been selected by the National Breast Screening Programme in Ireland ...

Time June 09, 2022
arrow
Subscribe Now