With the rapid advancement of technology and how humans connect, it would seem a forgone conclusion that Telehealth (sometimes referred to as telemedicine) would be taking off in a big way. Between the fact that in some capacity telemedicine has been around for nearly 50 years and the way we can call, chat and videoconference with every important person in our lives on demand, why wouldn’t a tech driven medical consultation be the rule rather than the exception?
Over the past few years a lot of headway has been made for telemedicine. New legislation driving better reimbursement as well as the new policy suggestions from the American Medical Association adoption has been on the rise. According to a recent article posted by our friends at Cisco – 10 Trends why TeleHealth adoption will take off , the global telemedicine market is expected to reach 27+ Billion dollars by 2016. In this piece written by Rajesh Vargheese, CTO of Cisco Healthcare Solutions, he explores 10 trends that are driving the aforementioned market growth.
The 10 trends that he outlines explore 3 major categories that include the legal/political environment, the impact of technology and how consumerization are all creating a perfect situation for the adoption of telehealth to explode in the coming years.
What do you see as the biggest drivers of growth in telehealth over the next few years?
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About Bob Higginbotham
Bob Higginbotham, CTS-I, CTS-D, is the Avidex National Manager of Healthcare AV. Bob has spent his 30 year career in leadership positions in the AV industry including extensive design and build work in healthcare facilities. He owned and operated a successful AV business in Texas with multiple offices in several cities where he managed a staff of over 100 employees. Bob has served as a technical consultant for a major AV manufacturer, led the technical sales team for a national video conferencing provider and provided technology auditing services for several private education facilities. He has a unique working knowledge of audiovisual technology as well as multiple certifications in audio engineering, acoustics, AV design, CQT system commissioning and video transmission systems. Bob holds a BA in communications and has recently served as board chair for a large private school. He brings his years of technical knowledge and leadership experience to Avidex where he leads the national healthcare AV team. Contact Bob at firstname.lastname@example.org