«Telemedicine is not a new concept. Since the late 1960s, it has supported NASA’s astronauts aboard space missions and gained pervasive usage as the internet became more universally available in the 1980s. In March 2020, the industry received a momentous boost as in-person healthcare visits were stopped in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, deluging the entire vertical with a decade’s worth of telehealth adoption virtually overnight.»

«Consider the numbers: Only 6% of chronic condition management visits and 5% of primary care were performed through telehealth pre-Covid, according to data from Statista. The same numbers shot up to 41% and 45%, respectively—an immense wave of adoption as doctors and patients were forced to connect in a digital world.»

Article written by Carl Reuterskiold

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