Will telemedicine explode in 2015? There are several factors that indicate that it will be the year that telemedicine takes off. The global telemedicine market in 2016 is expected to be $27 billion, with virtual health taking up $16 billion of this amount. It’s expected to reduce doctor visits by 93% at savings of $103 per visit. With widespread use of new technology patient can receive quality care with superior outcomes in real time. Lets explore through this infographic types of telemedicine, services provided and how it can be turned into a success.Embed This Image On Your Site (copy code below):
Even though using technology to provide remote health care has been popular for years, it took off only last year with the proliferation of wearable devices. Dignity Health unveiled telemedicine robots to bring in the expertise of specialist physicians to remote locations. Google unveiled a new video chat service “talk with a doctor now”. Even pharmacies are following suit with remote medical kiosks coming up in Walmart, Walgreens and CVS. Telemedicine is indeed not a distant possibility anymore, it’s here and thriving; due to, its ability to expand physicians geographical limits, use time more efficiently and greatly reducing the barriers to patient interaction. If handled well telemedicine can improve quality of care, but its widespread adoption will still require significant changes as to how it is delivered, accounted for and blended with other technologies.
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