Americans want mental healthcare via telehealth, but data security worries remain

Healthcare Finance News

Jeff Lagasse

New technologies also benefit providers as they look to retain service line revenues by offering remote care.

Amid rising mental health struggles for many during the COVID-19 pandemic, a survey from leading healthcare cybersecurity firm CynergisTek reveals that nearly half of Americans, 46%, would embrace telehealth widely for mental health and therapy sessions, but still worry about their behavioral health data being exposed by hackers.

The benefits of telehealth have been highlighted by a public health crisis that has forced people indoors and isolated them from their peers due to social distancing measures, and while this has kept many Americans safe from the coronavirus, it has also exacerbated mental health concerns. Telehealth opens up new, flexible options for patients, but...

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