Predictions for Telehealth in 2020: Will This be the Takeoff Year?

Authors

  • Amar Gupta MIT’s Institute of Medical Engineering and Science (IMES), USA and Editor-in-Chief of Telehealth and Medicine Today.
  • Mike Baird President, Customer Solutions, American Well, Reston, Virginia, USA
  • Shayan Vyas VP Quality and Innovations,  Teladoc Health, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Central Florida College of Medicine
  • Joel Reich Health Tech Consultant/Graduate level Population Health, Healthcare Economics, & Health Care Leadership Instructor
  • Stephanie Zawada Public Health Academy Instructor at the American Medical Students Association
  • Sumit Nagpal CEO, Cherish Health
  • Oren J. Mechanic Instructor, Harvard Medical School, Attending Physician, Emergency Medicine, BIDMC

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.30953/tmt.v5.165

Keywords:

Asynchronous communication; asynchronous medical visit; Behavioral health; Concierge medicine; Connect 3.0; Cybersecurity; HER; Healthcare interoperability; Remote care; Remote patient monitoring; RPM; Telehealth; Value-based care

Abstract

Introduction by Amar Gupta

In order to place predictions for telehealth in proper perspective, consider that like all new industries, telehealth is characterized by disparate ideas developed by different people, often for the same medical specialty and/or medicine-related activity. Over time, these ideas must coalesce to provide growth and economies of scale. This occurs at multiple levels. One need only look at the history of banking and finance for an analogous situation that is highlighted by innovation, mergers, and integration.

 In healthcare, the overall experience with array of disparate health information exchanges has been less than satisfactory to most observers. While the trend towards consolidation has begun in the telehealth arena, it is at an early stage.

With this in mind, our invited experts looked into the future from their shared and unique perspectives to offer their view of the next big thing(s) in telehealth in 2020.

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Published

2020-01-31

How to Cite

Gupta, A., Baird, M., Vyas, S., Reich, J., Zawada, S., Nagpal, S., & Mechanic, O. J. (2020). Predictions for Telehealth in 2020: Will This be the Takeoff Year?. Telehealth and Medicine Today, 5. https://doi.org/10.30953/tmt.v5.165

Issue

Section

Perspective, Opinion, and Commentary on a Current Issue Impacting the Sector