July 21, 2017

Three CEOs share their visions for the future of telemedicine



While the word “telemedicine” was once considered a catch-all term for any type of healthcare service administered remotely, it’s become evident over the last decade that the word can be applied to the myriad virtual care services, tools and companies out there today. So in effort to get an idea of where the industry is heading in the next few years, a panel at the American Telemedicine Association’s conference in Orlando this week put three CEOs heading very different companies in the hot seat to get their take on the future.

“We can look around and see a lot of hype, so many amazing ideas and innovations, but when you push, you have to ask how many patients are actually treated through telemedicine. A lot of companies are still in their infancy,” moderator Dr. Ateev Mehrota, who is a professor of medicine at Harvard and a hospitalist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, said. “But online consultations are showing some real numbers, with a million or a million and a half visits conducted in 2016. But as great as that sounds, in the grand scheme of things, we have around 1 billion in-person visits per year. So how does telemedicine […]

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