As we head into 2022, we asked the Healthcare IT Today community to share some predictions for the new year. I always find it interesting to learn what people think is coming down the road.
One of the hottest topics out there right now it telehealth and the new digital front door. These terms have a lot of different meanings to a lot of different people, but there’s consensus that understanding this topic is going to be important for every healthcare organization. The embrace of virtual care is real, but knowing how to do it effectively is still a major topic of discussion. Hopefully these predictions help you plan effectively.
Here’s a look at some of the 2022 telehealth and digital front door predictions we received:
Dedi Gilad, CEO and Co-Founder at TytoCare
Telehealth use has stabilized at levels 38 times higher than before the pandemic. In 2022, as the telehealth industry continues to advance, telehealth usage will become more prevalent than ever before, being used across broader applications such as chronic care, preventative care, longitudinal care, and primary care, in addition to urgent care.
Through increased usage of AI technologies that enable better remote diagnoses and guided medical examinations from the comfort of patient’ homes, to remote patient monitoring, to schools and employers implementing telehealth solutions to offer students and employees faster and better access to doctors who can diagnose and prescribe remotely, telehealth usage will shift from being used mainly for urgent care to being part of maintaining a healthy life.
Telehealth will continue to aid patients in creating meaningful connections with physicians outside of clinical settings, turning reactive care into proactive care.
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