August 31, 2020

Top Tele-health trends in 2020

The ongoing pandemic and the scenario of lockdown forced people to stay home and people focused more on health and immunity. Fitness and wellness became the most important priorities for all.

As fitness and wellness became the talk of the town it provided business owners with an opportunity to create an app that focuses on telehealth and medicines.

Such apps will provide users to deal with their health problems without stepping out of their place.

Today we can eventually say that the use of telehealth is at peak. Let’s discuss the trending things which are responsible for its popularity:

Increased Telehealth adoption

In the past few years, Hospitals used telehealth for various purposes to serve their services. But then the technology made a remarkable move as it went surpassing the hospitals to healthcare practice.

Doctors’ visits to this category occur remotely where patients are checked remotely on a video call when the diseases are not major such as cold or flu.

Even the growth of telehealth raised for dealing with emergencies as it also created a physical room where doctors dealt with patients virtually.

Despite the growth and development of telehealth, there are only 14% of doctors who are working in telehealth where working in the telehealth sector is mandatory.

By the year 2023 Telehealth market will generate revenue which amounts to $13 billion.

If the doctors and medical staff will not adopt such practices soon then they might fail in attracting new patients who are comfortable with these telehealth apps and telemedicine.

Increased Reimbursements

Compensation in telehealth services acts as an obstacle in its popularity as the professional and individual clients who pay a certain amount to enjoy the services as they searched and figured out new ways of cost savings in its subscriptions.

Telehealth parity laws have been adopted by 40 states in the united state of America which adversely affects the private reimbursement payer of telehealth.

Even before the introduction of parity laws, People developed a pivotal attitude in the vicinity of telehealth. Telehealth is becoming the first choice among the users rather than preferring doctors to visit them.

It is becoming the most trendy and effective way to get care and advice for medical problems.

Vulnerable populations with leverage telehealth

Though there may be various presumptions that youngsters are the patients when it comes to using a telehealth app. Technology will have a huge jolt in the upcoming years with more vulnerable and older populations using it.

The digital-friendly population is broadly youngsters. For them, technology is a rule and not an oddity.

Even healthcare providers are conscious of how telemedicine can ease treatment more efficiently and effectively for more complex issues such as sick seniors and premature babies.

One-half of the American populations today have common diseases such as heart disease, Obesity, and cardiovascular disease.

Telehealth and telemedicine will become the most emerging weapon which will provide home care services to patients who are suffering from chronic and serious diseases.

With such apps, Patients and doctors can correspond from their homes respectively.

Telehealth will create a spin-off industry of peripheral devices.

Telehealth is also looked upon as a healthcare disruptor. But the technological era will spin-off and a new set of troublesome fringe services and devices will help in promoting the industry.

The tools which are used are as follows:

  1. Disease management protocols can be accessed through self-management and by providing education to the patients by answering their questions and making them aware of the diseases through the home messaging devices.
  2. Clinical tools such as pulse oximeters, Glucometers, stethoscopes, and other tools which help the doctor in identifying the disease of the patient.
  3. Providing monitoring centers links that are directly connected to the hospitals or other medical practices that provide fetal monitoring, pulmonary, and other connected services.
  4. Telemonitoring devices are the devices that help in capturing the room motion and responses when the patient shows no sign of activeness.

By the end of 2020, many such devices will assimilate into telemedicine workflow as doctors and patients will feel more relieved with the help of these tools. This will eventually cut down the cost attached to chronic diseases.

Tools in telehealth technology

Most of the customers and patients carry multiple technological devices but the population of the United States still prefers to stay connected with conventional media such as Televisions.

There will be companies shortly which will convert TV into such a device which helps the communication better between doctors and patients.

This method of communication will attract more old-age patients who are well-acquainted with TV. These would eventually reduce the risks of adversities which might lead to hospitalization of patients.

Enclosure

Telemedicine along with IoT and major integrations with smartwatches like Fitbit or Apple will bring positive opportunities for the telehealth sector.

Giant companies like Microsoft, Amazon, Google, and Apple are taking major initiatives in this sector and we can predict that telehealth will continue to affect the healthcare industry by forcing them to carry out digital activities.

Such technologies are likely to be used by almost all the people who are health conscious as well as they know a little bit about technology and how to use such things for their benefits.

Author: Vishal Virani; Email: coruscatemkt@gmail.com


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