For the last few years, telehealth has been playing a big role in healthcare delivery, broadening healthcare access across the globe. Statistics show that market for wearable device and heath mobile device is expected to reach an outstanding $ 86.6 billion by the year 2020. This is marked by a massive yearly increase of about 21% over the last five years.
In the race for a patient-centred care, several new companies are creating breakthrough solutions that will enable patient access care without the need of visiting the doctor’s office. Whether you need to video conference with your care physician or message a cardiologist, a variety of devices and mobile apps are being manufactured to help meet different needs and tastes.
The market for telehealth equipment or devices is growing at the unprecedented rate and with this overcrowding; we expect to see a lot of changes in 2018.
This is a company that is partnering with care delivery networks, employers and health plans to come up with telehealth programs. It is a web tech and mobile company that is giving patients convenient access to health care and its services are expected to grow beyond urgent care to post-surgical care and chronic disease management.
This is another company which has been offering television talk show for care providers. The company promotes this service on TV shows which helps reach millions of viewers. Doctor on Demand gives patients an opportunity to talk to their doctors and diagnose diseases through video visits or consultations.
This is another telehealth company that allows patients to text their doctors any time to ask health-related questions and find out whether they can have an in-person visit to their doctors. Reaching your doctor through the First Opinion is free.
This is a company that works with board-certified doctors and therapists to help provide behavioural health and medical services via phones and secure video conferencing. It is a company that is bound to HIPAA regulations aimed to secure patients privacy.
This is a company which produces special apps where patients can gain access to the best doctors in the U.S and across the globe. With Pager apps, you can access on-demand doctors via video conferencing and book in-person appointment if necessary.
PlushCare gives patients an opportunity to skip patient wait times to receive urgent and quality care through the phone. PlushCare treats non-emergency medical conditions such as sinus problems, pink eye, urinary tract infection and medication refills among other services.
Spruce is a telehealth company that links patients to on-demand dermatologist through Spruce mobile app. Through this app, patients can provide their medical history, take pictures of visible signs and symptoms and great a personalized treatment within a span of 24 hours.
This is one of the healthcare disruptive telehealth companies to watch in 2018. It has a cloud-based telemedicine platform that allows doctors to launch their own telehealth programs to help extend their points of care.