Remote telemedicine has been around almost 40 years. Recently though, remote monitoring of patients has experienced a boom in growth. The increase is motivated by both a shift toward more patient-focused healthcare, as well as moves toward cost-cutting across the industry. For solutions providers, this means growth in the demand for the technology and support systems around the advancement.
It will be beneficial for VARs to be aware of the range of delivery mechanisms that make up remote telemedicine. According to the American Telemedicine Association (ATA), they include the following:
There is no doubt that in the future, we’ll see growth in the area of telemedicine. Dr. Jay Sanders, founder and former president of the American Telemedicine Association shared his thoughts in an interview with EHR Intelligence. “I think what we’re also going to see [is] a lot more wearable technology and monitoring sensors. And I think that the yearly physical exam will be considered archaic. Think about what happens when you get in your car and you turn on the ignition. That dashboard lights up and you instantly know everything you need to know about your car. Soon with wearable sensors, we will know exactly what our status is at any point in time. So I think the wearable sensor and its associated mobile technology will be universal.”
Vendors interested in entering, or expanding their presence in the telemedicine market, might be interested in this forecasting report ("Telemedicine Technologies Market - Global Industry Size, Market Share, Trends, Analysis And Forecasts 2012 - 2018" ) from PR Web.