What Is Digital Care’s Destination? 4 Predictions for 2021 and Beyond
It wasn’t so long ago that virtual care encompassed a handful of successful use cases, such as stroke, with neurologists conducting remote assessments of patients in rural hospitals for faster diagnosis and treatment.
In 2021, virtual-savvy consumers have already warmed up to on-demand consultations with behavioral health providers, internists, pediatricians, and more — even if they previously had shied away from remote encounters. Healthcare providers that don’t adapt could see their business impacted in coming months.
In this environment, health systems will need to rethink their approach to patient engagement, embracing new ideas like condition-specific virtual coaching for managing chronic disease.
As healthcare providers and other stakeholders tighten their focus on value-based care, virtual and digital technology will continue to offer new solutions for longstanding challenges in 2021 and beyond.
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