How Video is Shaping the Future of Telemedicine

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The convergence of cloud technology, video conferencing, and telepresence have infiltrated nearly every industry and business — including healthcare.

We have been talking about telehealth for nearly 30 years and in the year 2020 especially, the need for virtual health services has escalated globally. According to a recent survey made by McKinsey in April 2020, consumer adoption of telehealth has skyrocketed, with almost 70% of in-person visits canceled in the United States. This has helped in decreasing the transmission rate of Covid-19 and limiting exposure to patients. Patients are rapidly transitioning to telehealth, with 76% of survey respondents suggesting that they were highly or moderately likely to use telehealth going forward. Benefits of telehealth include convenience, access to care, better patient outcomes, and a more efficient healthcare system.

While video technology is among the many initiatives helping facilitate the growth of telemedicine, many healthcare CIOs still struggle with the best way to use video services. Securing data in the cloud remains a key concern, as does the ease of use of telemedicine systems for patients and healthcare providers alike. Yet, these challenges do not stop healthcare professionals from striving for easily accessible telemedicine solutions; the benefits to both patients and providers make this technology a top priority. This paper outlines the key benefits of telemedicine for both patients and providers and explains how the right video communication technology can help drive successful telemedicine programs.

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