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More doctors used digital tools in 2019

Key clinical point: More doctors used digital tools in 2019 than in 2016.

Major finding: In 2019, 28% of physicians were using televisits/virtual visits, up from 14% in 2016, while remote monitoring and management for improved care rose to 22% in 2019, from 13% in 2016.

Study details: A survey of 1,359 physicians.

Disclosures: The AMA survey was derived from a physician panel provided by WebMD.


AMA Digital Health Research: Physicians’ motivations and requirements for adopting digital health – Adoption and attitudinal shifts from 2016 to 2019. American Medical Association. February 2020.