By Brad Ericson @ AAPC

If you’re 35 to 44 years old and have children under 18 years old, you’re more likely to switch primary care providers (PCP) if he or she provides telehealth visits. If so, you’re part of 20 percent of the population who’d do so, recent Harris Poll studies indicate.

The studies, commissioned by American Well, a telehealth company, indicates 65 percent of those surveyed are interested in seeing their PCP over video. Parents are keenly interested, with 74 percent saying they’d be interested in video visits. According to the company, chronic care prompts interest in using the services, with 60 percent saying they would see a doctor online. Half of women age 18 to 44 want their birth control via telehealth. Of those looking for post-surgery or inpatient care, 52 percent would use telehealth. Seventy-eight percent would use telehealth to fill prescriptions.

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