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Physician Interest in Telemedicine Rising

Published Wednesday, August 7, 2019

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.