Physician Interest in Telemedicine Rising
Doximity, a professional medical network with more than 70% of all U.S. doctors as members, analyzed U.S. physician interest in telemedicine jobs. The study analyzed physician profiles on Doximity and identified those profiles which self-reported “telemedicine” as a skill. The study found that the number of physicians who self-reported telemedicine as a skill between 2015 and 2018 has doubled and continues to increase annually by 20%. This growth in physician interest correlates with the increasing number of telemedicine patient visits, which has jumped 261% annually between 2015 and 2017, according to a recent report published in JAMA.
Article by Tracey Walker, posted on July 19, 2019 www.managedhealthcareexecutive.com