New Survey Reveals High Demand for Telemedicine

CONWAY, Ark. and JONESBORO, Ark., Aug. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Metova, a leading provider of custom software solutions for mobile, web, connected home and car, and Internet of Things (IoT) for the private and public sector and Innovator Health, a leading provider of Telehealth and Telemedicine solutions, today announced the results of a new survey of over 1,000 people in the United States on Telemedicine - a technology that's reviving the house Call During the COVID-19 Epidemic. Notably, the survey found, 80%, if given the option, would choose telemedicine for their next medical appointment, 79% have wanted to connect with a medical professional using video conferencing and 93% were either satisfied or very satisfied with their telemedicine experience.

For a freely reusable, downloadable infographic summarizing Metova's July 2020 Telemedicine survey, visit: https://Metova.com/infographic-telemedicine/

"81% say they would choose telemedicine for their next consultation and 97% say that at least some of their past doctors visits could have been done virtually. It's clear that the majority is ready for Telemedcine - if they aren't already using it," said Jonathan Sasse, president at Metova. "With many wishing to avoid medical waiting rooms due to COVID-19, we're expecting an acceleration in demand for telemedicine. Fortunately, technology now provides the means to provide patients with no-compromise personal consultations, all from the comfort and safety of the patients home."

"The demand, acceptance and necessity for telemedicine is here now, but there are still reservations that a telemedicine encounter may be inferior to an in-person visit," said Dr. Darren Sommer, founder and CEO at Innovator Health. "With new technology solutions, medical providers can deliver high-impact services that are equal to, if not better than, traditional in-person visits - leveraging technology to revive the house call, at a time when we most need it."

To read a Q&A with Darren Sommer, founder and CEO at Innovator Health, on Telemedicine and technology, visit: http://Metova.com/telemedicine-2020/

Metova's July 2020 Telemedicine Survey:

    --  81% would choose telemedicine for their next consultation If given the
        option
    --  79% have wanted to connect with a medical professional using video
        conferencing
    --  96% would find it useful if their doctor or insurance company provided
        medical equipment to ensure a more productive telemedicine appointment.
        (i.e. blood pressure, temperature, etc., to provide vital readings
        during the session)
    --  97% say that at least some of their past doctors visits could have been
        done virtually
    --  65% say that most (47%) or all (17%) of their past doctors visits could
        have been done virtually
    --  Almost two-thirds feel telemedicine is better than in-person visits for
        the same type of medical appointments (only 13% think it is worse)
    --  Over 80%, if given the option, would choose telemedicine for their next
        medical appointment
    --  Nearly 70% have had a video consultation with a medical professional and
        nearly 40% of those had their first telemedicine experience since the
        COVID-19 pandemic began

Additional Metova technology and culture sentiment surveys include: Contact Tracing and COVID-19, Working From Home Due to COVID-19, Internet of Things, Mobile First, the Connected Car and Smartphones and Healthcare.

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