MedPage Today July 20, 2020
Crystal Phend

Many startup companies in healthcare are entrepreneurial or innovative, but true “disruptors” in the field are harder to come by. These are the companies that are actually shaking the pillars of an established system. MedPage Today Editor-in-Chief Marty Makary, MD, MPH, of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, selected several companies that fit the profile of a real disruptor; we’re profiling them in an ongoing series.

Telehealth has become so ubiquitous in the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic that it might not feel disruptive now months into widespread use. But one company’s inpatient-to-primary care scope is unique, offering virtual care solutions at every step of the care pathway for patients and physicians: Teladoc Health.

The company already accounted for a large share of telemedicine...