- Healthcare Goes Virtual with Telemedicine
Let’s face it, there was always going to be increased adoption in telemedicine. COVID-19 just sped the process up by five years or so. As the virus pushed society towards conducting business virtually, telehealth became the natural solution for patients and physicians. No more waiting in offices. Routine checkups could be done from a person’s living room.
Telehealth was indeed moving to the forefront and is predicted to have a strong presence beyond the pandemic.
The idea was a key topic of discussion during a panel at the Cleveland Clinic 2020 Innovation Summit. And Jason Mills, a medtech analyst at Canaccord Genuity, along with his colleagues also noted the shift to telehealth in a report published April 13th.
"The COVID-19 pandemic set off an accelerated shift to virtual communication in nearly every forum in which humans interact and, similarly, ... the medical device sector is also embracing the virtual world and will perhaps continue to do so long after the COVID crisis abates,” Mills and colleagues wrote.