MedCity News July 29, 2021
Sustaining the momentum that telehealth has due to Covid starts with a commitment to building positive incentive structures that will redound to the benefit of patients, providers, and payers alike.
Before the Covid-19 pandemic arrived, the burgeoning telehealth market was on a sluggish trajectory, with low adoption rates despite advancing technology.
Experts predicted that this would change gradually over the next three to five years. More digital natives would become parents and spurn the analog experience of making trips back and forth to their children’s pediatricians’ offices, preferring to save time and reduce stress with virtual visits. Meanwhile, the on-demand, consumer-centric revolution that has disrupted a broad swath of industries would extend to healthcare, driving demand for telehealth higher.