Consumers will choose a hospital with higher safety ratings 97 percent of the time, regardless of cost. Safety ratings and other specific measures for federal quality metrics, hospital credentials, and patient satisfaction scores can have a significant impact on a hospital’s ability to attract patients and receive full payment for services.
University of Mississippi Medical Center’s (UMMC) award-winning Center for Telehealth has helped over 500,000 patients in over 200 locations by providing remote access to UMMC’s clinical specialists in more than 35 specialties. In the process, the center has helped to lower the cost of care, improve patient outcomes, and helped Mississippi lead the nation in the widespread adoption and use of telehealth. See how this was all accomplished.