From the ability to immediately connect an individual with a physician based on a smart watch’s detection of irregular heart rhythm to virtual group counseling to aid in our country’s opioid crisis, advancements in technology and new approaches to care are pushing the boundaries of telehealth far beyond a sore throat or rash.
Telehealth visits continued to surge in 2019, driven by expanding reimbursement measures that are increasingly positioning telehealth as a highly attractive care option for health plans, providers and patients. Supportive reimbursement progress, coupled with the growing awareness and acceptance of telehealth’s value, have set the stage for big moves in 2020 that will change the paradigm of healthcare.
Given this backdrop—and as shown across a multitude of in-market success cases that span academic medical centers, homes, senior centers, assisted living centers and retail—many are asking: What’s ahead for telehealth in 2020? How should healthcare leaders prepare? Are we there yet?
Click here to read about the six trends I predict we’ll see in the year ahead as published by Inside Digital Health.