Ebook: The Rise of Telemedicine: Survey and Perspectives

Ebook: The Rise of Telemedicine: Survey and Perspectives

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The U.S. telemedicine market surged in the first half of 2020. A July HHS report showed an increase from 0.1% of all Medicare primary care visits being facilitated through telehealth in February exploding to 43.5% by April. Decreased regulation coupled with lockdowns and limited access to traditional in-person care dramatically increased adoption. Companies quickly jumped at the opportunity, highlighted by the $18.5 billion merger of Teladoc Health and Livongo, and Amwell, GoodRx, and (forthcoming) Hims Inc. IPOs.

This eBook, The Rise of Telemedicine: Survey and Perspectives, is a look at telemedicine, its adoption, and possible future. Included in the eBook:

  • Telemedicine Survey: Patient and Physician Adoption – GLG conducted a survey of both patients and physicians to understand how they felt about telemedicine’s efficacy, and whether they expected it to continue to be a part of medical practices for the foreseeable future, even after a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Telemedicine Dynamics: Regulatory Perspective – GLG talked with Sarah-Lloyd Stevenson, former Policy Advisor to the White House Domestic Policy Council and former Policy Advisor at the US Department of Health and Human Services, about the shifting legislative winds around telemedicine.
  • Telemedicine Dynamics: Payer Perspective – GLG spoke with Elizabeth Bierbower, former Segment President of Employer Group and COO of Specialty Benefits, Humana, about how payers – from Medicaid to private insurers – have looked at telemedicine in the past, and how they’re likely to view it in the future.

Both the survey and our experts agree that the pandemic has given telemedicine a foothold to propel itself into the mainstream, while risks still exist in the form of regulation, coverage, and competition from traditional care, once the pandemic subsides.

GLG will continue to provide the perspectives you need to make the smartest decisions, as the landscape shifts. Stay tuned to the Insights section of GLG’s website for updates on telemedicine, care delivery, and the factors that impact it.

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