Before the COVID-19 crisis, seeking medical consultation implied an in-person diagnosis at the hospital. It was a standard idea that doctors and patients needed to meet in person for a better diagnosis. When pandemic reshaped the healthcare sector amidst social distancing, telehealth came to the rescue. Telemedicine dates back to the mid-twentieth century when radios were used to provide medical advice on ships and are being adopted now more than ever. The European telehealth market is valued at USD 10.6 billion in 2020, and it is expected to reach USD 29.9 billion in 2026, registering a CAGR of 18.8% during the forecast period, 2021-2026.
Telehealth is extending its reach to vital healthcare services amid the social distancing that has been in practice for nearly two years. It provides safety to frontline healthcare workers by preventing exposure to infections and patients with ease of access to medical care. Traditionally, the move to digital healthcare has been slower because of compliance, regulation, and the conventional by-nature physical delivery channels of the industry. However, the walls seem to be breaking down, and regulatory processes are picking up the pace. Regulatory bodies are cutting some slack for telemedicine platforms, permitting new services and healthcare apps at a faster rate. Health-care delivery services are also integrating artificial intelligence (AI) systems into the suite of telehealth services, as both doctors and patients move from solely remote patient monitoring for continuous recording of vital signs to real-time alerts from a patient sensor when there is a deteriorating change in condition.
Integrating digitalized versions of diagnostic devices such as probing cameras, stethoscopes, ECGs, and online consultation services enhances the diagnostic and therapeutic value of the session significantly. With such capabilities, industry participants have a unique opportunity to shape the future of healthcare.
To help healthcare providers reinforce their operational capabilities and empower growth in the sector, Healthcare Tech Outlook has compiled a list of Top 10 Telehealth Solution Providers in Europe. The list comprises prominent organizations and solution providers and includes insights, best practices and advice for aspiring CIOs and CXOs.
We present to you Healthcare Tech Outlook’s, “Top 10 Telehealth Solution Providers in Europe – 2021.”