A convergence of digital health and decentralization is just what the doctor ordered, writes Pradeep Goel, Founder & CEO of Solve.Care
Healthcare is very clearly going digital, both in terms of access to services and how those services are delivered to patients. The global pandemic has only served to accelerate this trend over the last 12 months. Left with little choice, people have quickly become used to the concept of virtual appointments with their GP. This is supported by a recent report from Deloitte which estimates that virtual video visits are predicted to account for 5% of all visits to doctors globally this year. This is in stark contrast to pre-COVID times of only 1% in 2019. The CDC recorded a staggering 154% increase in telehealth visits during the last week of March 2020, compared with the same period the previous year.
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