From Telehealth to At-Home Hospital Care & Smart Devices, We're Trending Towards New Standards
Healthcare technology continues to expand at a rapid pace as our society adjusts to new ways of living, working, and taking care of itself. As the medical industry adapts to these changes, new technologies and trends are pushed to the forefront.
Despite the range of tools and technologies available before the pandemic, telehealth usage was rising at a somewhat sluggish pace, with just 9.6% of Americans using telehealth services in 2019 according to a J.D. Power survey. Where are things now?
Facing unforeseen burdens and shifting demands, the industry has turned toward emerging technologies to answer the call for patient care. From telehealth services to at-home hospital care models and in-home smart devices, we are trending toward a new standard of healthcare.
What's covered in this guide?
Hospital-at-home care in the United States
Successful in European countries, is hospital-at-home care coming to the U.S.?
Health devices & remote care: transmitting/tracking vitals
Remote patient monitoring (RPM) use is rising thanks to connected health devices.
Improving interoperability at a national level
With so many different systems, securely accessing and sharing data is paramount.
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With adoption up 50% in March alone, 2020 has created a telehealth boom. Telehealth visits for general medical care are set to reach 200 million this year, a significant increase from the original predictions of just 36 million.