Telemedicine is Here to Stay and Still Evolving
Telemedicine is expected to see an exponential growth of 19.2% in the next four years, a trend that was nudged by Covid-19. Telemedicine was already in play pre-covid-19; however, it was simply a developing aspect of modern medicine invented to accelerate treatment and fit medicine into the digital age. But with covid-19 came restrictions, and doctors still needed to offer treatment to patients, worldwide. This led to even faster development of technologies to help facilitate doctor-to-patient relationships, treating mild to life-threatening diseases in between. Covid-19 made telemedicine a necessity but what’s its future after the deadly virus passes? Kindly indulge this article as you discover several reasons why telemedicine is staying forever.
1. Convenience and flexibility
Telemedicine promotes convenience and flexibility, helping both doctors and patients better manage their time. Doctors can schedule an appointment for any time without worrying about too much interference. Also, telemedicine is convenient for everyone as the patients never have to leave their homes, and the doctors have the freedom to consult from anywhere.
2. Increasing demand
The introduction of telemedicine received a warm welcome from patients and doctors alike. Patients, weighing the level of convenience and flexibility of being diagnosed at home now prefer telemedicine. This demand will stay even after covid-19 as patients are fast acclimatizing to receiving treatment from home.
3. Improving med-tech
Technology within telemedicine is improving on a daily basis, making it easier for doctors to effectively manage all of their patients and offer the right treatment.