As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc, telemedicine has stepped up and made a convincing case for why it has to be considered an integral part of the healthcare system. Amid this pandemic, telemedicine emerged as an effective and sustainable solution to stem the spread of the virus. Millions of people were able to get the care of physicians through telemedicine services without going into ground zero. It not only curbed the spread of the disease but also helped in limiting patient displacement to hospitals and enabled the hospitals to focus on high-priority cases. As it proved to be an adequate solution in these circumstances, it is highly probable that the healthcare system might embrace it as an integral part in the coming years.
Even though telemedicine has been on the brink for quite a while, it’s the lack of proper infrastructure and awareness that restrained its popularity. However, the pandemic has put telemedicine yet again on the spotlight. It has led to an increase in telemedicine use as never seen before as the governments, private insurers, and healthcare professionals took significant measures to expand the services. Besides being the adequate option to lift the burden off the existing health infrastructure, it is also found to be very effective in the forward triage of patients—the sorting of patients before they arrive in the emergency department. Telemedicine services have also played a significant role during this crisis in providing routine care for patients with chronic diseases. Today, telemedicine services are also used to provide instant access for any hospital or medical facility to medical experts and specialists, and thus more education and information. When this is all over, and the dust settles, it’s predicted by experts that there will still be a lot of takers for telemedicine services.
At this juncture, there are a variety of telemedicine solutions available in the market that cater to different requirements. To help hospitals and health care professionals choose the best solution that fits their requirement, Healthcare Tech Outlook has compiled the list of the top 10 telemedicine solution providers. The enlisted providers are the frontrunners in the market that provide a wide span of features. Besides, the magazine also comprises insights from thought leaders in the sector on the industry trends, best practices, recent innovations, and their advice for the aspiring CIOs.
We present to you Healthcare Tech Outlook’s, “Top 10 Telemedicine Solution Providers – 2020.”