Industry Voices—Telemedicine and long-term implications for HIPAA compliance

Fierce Healthcare

Adam Goslin, Otava

Tools and technologies that help expedite, streamline and operationalize healthcare practices and organizations during the pandemic are experiencing record-level demand.

Telehealth services, in particular, have gone from being a long-term road map item to an immediate priority almost overnight.

Nearly 50% of doctors are now using telehealth to treat patients as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to change how physicians deliver care. And analyst firm Frost & Sullivan predicts a 64.3% nationwide uptick in demand for telehealth this year due to the health crisis.

Looking ahead, the firm believes that the U.S. telehealth market will see sevenfold growth by 2025, resulting in a five-year compound annual growth rate of more than 38%.

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