Telemedicine is right for you.
The AT-GC team of certified genetic counseling experts provides comprehensive, customizable genetic counseling services via telemedicine to patients and providers nationwide.
Americans live in rural areas
Healthcare organizations have reported a cost savings of over 20%
States require health insurance companies to cover telemedicine services.
Million patients predicted to use telemedicine in 2018.
Increased Rural Access to Genetic Counseling
Among the many challenges that rural areas must overcome to obtain health equality, availability of healthcare professionals and lack of adequate transportation can be resolved using telemedicine. According to the Rural Health Reform Policy Research Center’s 2014 Update of the Rural-Urban Chartbook most rural counties have only 30 specialists per 100,000 population, compared to 263 specialists per 100,000 in large metro areas.
Preparing for the future
In 2017 nearly 76% of healthcare executives reported that their organizations were currently offering or planning to provide telemedicine services. The demand for improved patient access and flexibility is further demonstrated by the 7 million patients which are predicted to utilize telemedicine service by 2018, up from less than 350,000 in 2013. The best part, most organizations have already begun seeing a cost savings or ROI from there telemedicine services. In fact, 29% of healthcare organizations have reported a cost savings of over 20%.