The Now Healthcare Group (NHG) has recently published research which states that the NHS could potentially save £7.5 billion through telehealth/digital consultations.
The research finds that:
- telehealth could replace a GP appointment in 56% of cases
- £2.2 billion, of overall potential saving, could be made by redirecting patients to app-based consultations
- patient pressure on GPs could be reduced by 73% through telehealth
- telehealth technology could improve patients adherence to their medication schedule by 41%