Chris Steel, Global Healthcare Lead at PA Consulting, discusses telehealth trends in Fast Company’s 2019 health and wellness preview.
Telehealth has been instrumental in reimagining healthcare with video conferencing, remote patient monitoring, and consultations via mobile communication devices like your iPhone.
Chris says physicians and nurses are steadily adopting telehealth, which has been championed by younger consumers looking for efficient, cost-effective solutions. For patients in remote areas or for people suffering from chronic ailments or issues that prevent them from moving–like arthritis–telehealth can be a crucial option.
He adds: “We are–relatively quickly–going to stop talking about telehealth as a separate category. It’s just going to be the way it’s done. It will be used in conjunction with physicians and nurses as an essential part of the way we deliver healthcare.”
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