Telemedicine – Growing with pace but yet to achieve mass adoption


  • Tele dentistry and telemedicine have expanded immensely over a decade.
  • Industry experts indicate that telemedicine is a useful tool to connect remote and rural areas to the big hospitals and make the healthcare available and has a phenomenal scope.
  • Though the biggest challenge in the area is yet to overcome, i.e., primarily the mentality of patients and psychology of doctors about evidence-based medicine.
  • With many tech-based evolutions, ‘telehealth’ will be a game-changer in healthcare industry in upcoming years.

The technology behind telemedicine—health care delivered remotely and asynchronously—has been improving for years. Tele dentistry and telemedicine are expanding quickly, and there is no looking back. In order to provide the best patient experience, healthcare systems and practices will need to offer this service.

Telemedicine is not going to replace in-person visits; it’s a way to triage that could help achieve better access to care and a lower cost of care. And employers are embracing telemedicine as a way to provide employees convenient health care at a lower cost for their companies. Industry experts indicate that telemedicine is a useful tool to connect remote and rural areas to the big hospitals and make the healthcare available and has a phenomenal scope; though it has few challenges to overcome, primarily the mentality of patients and psychology of doctors about evidence-based medicine.

According to a Survey of US Physicians in 2018, only 23% of patients have had video visits and just 14% of physicians have video visit capability. While video visits are only one aspect of telemedicine, these numbers make it clear that the technology still has not reached the point of mass adoption and use. Although, the gap between what you can and can’t do through a virtual platform is narrowing. Passive data collection via sensors and telehealth has already started to trigger important healthcare encounters, a trend that is poised to skyrocket with sensor innovation.

The use of telehealth technology to roll to a superior healthcare experiences with the mechanism of an optimal healthcare costs along with building a relationship among patients and healthcare provider. Thus, we believe that in next decade ‘telehealth’ will be a game-changer in healthcare industry, in the same way e-commerce and digital wallet changed the way we make payment and online shopping changed the way we shop.