In July 2016, the American Medical Association (AMA) conducted a comprehensive study of physicians’ adoption of digital health tools. Three years later, AMA repeated the same study to determine how this adoption has changed over time. While all digital health tools have seen increases in adoption since 2016, the study found that remote care tools such as tele-visits and remote monitoring have seen the largest increases in use.
Roughly a quarter of physicians now use remote care tools, a percentage that has nearly doubled in the last three years. Remote care tools are also those with the highest likelihood of adoption going forward, and enthusiasm among physicians about remote tools grew more than any other digital health tool over the last three years.