09/30/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/30/2021 06:57
Teladoc and UnitedHealthcare Rank Highest in Respective Segments
TROY, Mich.: 30 Sept. 2021 - By all accounts, telehealth has transformed healthcare delivery over the past 18 months as droves of patients have adopted the technology as a safe, immediate and convenient way to access care. However, with telehealth utilization surging 36% among survey respondents during the past year, the industry has begun to experience some growing pains. According to the J.D. Power 2021 U.S. Telehealth Satisfaction Study,SM released today, service limitations, difficulty accessing care and inconsistent care are some of the headwinds the telehealth industry is confronting as it matures.
"It's impossible to ignore that 36% of the healthcare customers we measure within our research have used telehealth services this year-which is four times higher than a year ago," said James Beem, managing director of global healthcare intelligence at J.D. Power. "However, digging deeper into the research, it's clear that customer satisfaction has declined during the same period, with many users citing limited access to the services they need and inconsistencies in the care they receive. As the industry grows, it is critical to address these challenges."
Following are some key findings of the 2021 study:
Teladoc ranks highest in telehealth satisfaction among direct-to-consumer brands, with a score of 874. MDLIVE (868) ranks second and MyTelemedicine (859) ranks third.
UnitedHealthcare ranks highest among payers of health plan-provided telehealth services with a score of 868. Humana (865) and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan (865) rank second in a tie.
The J.D. Power U.S. Telehealth Satisfaction Study, now in its third year, measures customer satisfaction with their telehealth service experience based on four factors (in order of importance): customer service (42%); consultation (28%); enrollment (19%); and billing and payment (11%). The study is based on responses of 4,676 healthcare customers who used a telehealth service within the past 12 months. It was fielded in June-July 2021.
For more information about the 2021 U.S. Telehealth Satisfaction Study, visit
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