Adoption and Utilization of
A study by Dan Zeltzer, Liran Einav, Joseph Rashba, Yechezkel Waisman, Motti Haimi, and Ran D. Balicer
Third party research validates significant savings with TytoCare
The Journal of Health Economics have published a paper by researchers from Stanford University and Tel Aviv University. They carried out a study based on three years of data from a large HMO to understand the impact of the adoption of TytoCare on primary care utilization and total cost of care.
The researchers found that the Home Smart Clinic led to a 12% increase in primary care utilization, 24.1% reduction in emergency room utilization, and an 11.3% reduction in urgent care utilization. By directing patients to the right site of care – the home – TytoCare utilization led to a 7% reduction in cost of care across all age groups, and a 9% reduction among adults.
“The findings align with the notion that device adoption and the consequent increase in primary care use either substitute for more intensive settings or aid in preventing cases from escalating to such settings.”
Researchers found that use of TytoCare led to…
Which resulted in…
in total cost of care across all ages
in total cost of care for adults
Data and empirical approach
Researchers analyzed data from 28,213 TytoCare users and 104,532 TytoCare visits, matching these claims to data from 982,939 visits that were only audio/video, with no remote physical exams. By comparing these data sets, the researchers uncovered several key findings for the sample of the HMO members who utilized TytoCare.
Audio/video only visits
From the research paper
Read more about virtual care with TytoCare
Virtual Care Engagement: What Consumers Want
We wanted to understand how healthcare insurers and providers can improve their services in line with member and patient needs. The Virtual Care Engagement: What Consumers Want survey to take the pulse of those who have interacted remotely with any healthcare professional in the past 12 months, across both Medicaid and commercially insured patients. What […]
The evolving telehealth landscape: The importance of remote physical exams
The telehealth landscape is constantly evolving. In a paper recently published in Health Affairs, a survey was conducted among primary care physicians and patients that used audio and video telemedicine services during the pandemic. The findings from this survey reveal how the lack of physical exams can lead to a lower-quality visit and why remote […]