CDC: Telehealth visits more than doubled in March 2020

Healthcare IT News: A report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released Friday found a 154% increase in telehealth visits during the last week of March 2020, compared with the same time period in 2019.  

Using de-identified patient data from Amwell, Teladoc Health, MDLive and Doctor On Demand, the CDC found that about 1.6 million telehealth encounters occurred from January through March 2020 – what the agency calls the "early pandemic period." This was 50% higher than the approximately 1 million encounters during the same period in 2019.

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