Beyond telehealth: the virtual care technology trends that will transform healthcare
A recent estimate by consulting firm McKinsey suggests that $250 billion in healthcare spending could shift to virtual care models in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Notwithstanding the dramatic headline, there is no disputing that we are directionally headed towards a significant shift in the way care is delivered. If anything, the actual shift in spend could be much higher.
A study by non-profit group FAIR Health suggests a 4,000% increase in telehealth claims across the country. My work with healthcare enterprises suggests that 80-90% of all outpatient visits could become “virtualized” in some way.