Telehealth Medicine (also referred to as Telemedicine) has emerged to become a fixture of healthcare delivery in the United States and around the world, even before the COVID-19 pandemic mandated social distancing. Telehealth care resources increase access to providers, empower patients to take a more active role in the management of their care, and helps those who have trouble going to a physical, brick-and-mortar office get the help they need. As important as it has become in virtually all areas of specialization, however, telehealth continues to evolve, often with patients experiencing barriers to care, based on a variety of factors, like geography, age, income, and more.
So, what exactly does telehealth look like in the US right now? Let’s take a look at some interesting stats to get a full and clear understanding of the state of telehealth in the United States. What you discover may just surprise you.