Telehealth Services Gain Wide Acceptance with Evolution of Healthcare Landscape

Published By : 03 Jun 2016 | Published By : QYRESEARCH

With advancements across the communication and information technology sectors, the global telemedicine technologies and services market has witnessed a significant growth in the recent past. Telemedicine technologies are routinely used by medical practitioners and patients. Hospitals find telemedicine services to be increasingly profitable as these services have improved with the advent of tele-support. 

The growing prevalence of chronic diseases and rise in geriatric population has boosted the growth of the global telemedicine technologies market. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the global geriatric population is expected to reach 1.5 bn by 2050. Advancements in mobile penetration, connectivity, and ICT services have also supported the market’s growth. The rise in healthcare demand has put burden on existing hospital care. As a result, telemedicine technologies are anticipated to address various healthcare demands from patients in the near future. However, legal and privacy issues might restrain the growth of the global telemedicine technologies market. Furthermore, the dearth of dedicated medical staff and infrastructure will play spoilsport in the growth of the market.

TeleHealth Providers Focus on Innovative Ways to Increase Adoption of TeleHealth Services 

While virtual health care is becoming more common, lack of funds is restricting doctors and hospitals to roll out telemedicine technologies and services faster. Telehealth provider Avizia has pointed out that better patient outcomes will be the sole factor determining the adoption of telehealth services. HealthTap, another virtual healthcare company is focusing on ensuring that patient data is available to all healthcare providers so that the need for ongoing relationship with a primary care doctor can be negated. HealthTap has over 100,000 doctors using their platform. The company has partnered with Facebook to offer their services through messenger app.

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