Telehealth Takes off with Millennials
Millennials are turning out to be the biggest proponents of
telehealth services and mobile health applications. Telehealth services use
technology such as computers and smartphone apps to connect physicians and
healthcare providers with patients for diagnosis, referrals and treatment.
At nearly 80 million strong and growing in numbers,
millennials are the largest generation living and working in the United States.
Born between 1981 and 1997, they are generally more tech-savvy than baby
boomers. Millennials want easy access, lower cost and convenient healthcare
services that fit their busy lifestyles.
More than 50% of millennials are parents with young
families. Healthcare providers are recruiting millennials for telehealth
pediatric care that can be conducted from the comfort of the family’s home.
Services offered include emergency diagnosis, referrals, periodic check-ups and
ongoing parental education.
Thanks to Marlin Business Services Corp. for this information.