Protecting Our Health in Rural Communities
Telemedicine is an emerging health resource helping our rural communities by making healthcare more accessible.
54 percent of people age 65 or older live in rural America.
Being able to digitally make appointments and have online consultations has helped our eldery population tremendously.
Telehealth Saves You Time
For many hard working Americans, going to the doctor is time-consuming and interferes with the daily hustle and bustle of life. For working parents, the wait is often multiplied, because they have to take care of their health and the health of their families.
Before telehealth options, you spent time traveling to your provider, an average of 18 minutes waiting for your primary care doctor, and then waiting more in the exam room. Telehealth, on the other hand, reduces your routine visit to exactly what you want: one-on-one time with your doctor.
The average wait time to be seen in an emergency department is over 2 hours.
For primary care physicians, patients only wait, on average, 18 minutes – but the length of time to get an appointment can be a hurdle.
60% of patients wait 2 weeks for a PCP appointment and only 10% see their regular doctor the same day they need care.
The average wait time for a telemedicine visit averages just 20 minutes and can be less depending on the vendor of choice.