Technology is making it easier for people to receive care virtually — without visiting the doctor’s office. But are virtual care solutions becoming so useful and feature-rich that they have the potential to replace the majority of in-person care?
A new episode of the digital health maven dot edu podcast examines this question. In the podcast, show host, Fard Johnmar references a study suggesting that as much as 50% of in-person care could be replaced by virtual care technologies. An infographic summarizing the results of this surprising study appears below.
I'm founder and president of Enspektos, a globally respected digital health innovation consultancy. Most of my work over the past decade has been focused on helping the health industry understand how digital technologies have influenced the perceptions, beliefs, behaviors and business strategies of customers, medical professionals, companies and others. I've had the pleasure of working with numerous leading companies, startups, government agencies and others, including Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Humana, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Canadian government.