Is Telemedicine Here to Stay?
Is Telemedicine Here to Stay?
9 million people used telemedicine services during the early months of the crisis.
$4 billion was billed nationally for telehealth visits during March and April, compared to less than
$60 million for the same two months of 2019.
Watch our Live Discussion on Telemedicine on Wednesday 12th August with Dr. Shenoy Robinson and Webinar on Friday 14th August 2020.
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telemedicine is an effective tool which has immense potential to scale up. However , it is easier said than done. while telemedicine has gained renewed attention due to Covid-19 And digital bandwagon firing all cylinders to noise it up... the challenge lies in the overall participative competence of HCPs and most importantly..the masses!! Telemedicine need to find a significant space in medical education itself which is severely lacking in current curriculum. just spending few hours in front of screen does not make a person telemedicine expert ( hopefully I may be right). and if patient is comfortable? I am not talking about top of the pyramid patients... but larger part of middle and lower tier of patient pyramid. So unless there is a serious structural overall in approach, training, competence enhancement , availability of high speed internet across the country and market tiers, population education and comprehensive backup, it may not cut the ice. Telemedicine is not a new tool , but an old wine in new bottle ( courtesy Covid) ,but underused and unexplored potential. and to sign up, if anyone expects that pharma companies may invest and trigger significant uptake of telemedicine...Will be interesting space to watch !!!
Thank you very much sir for insightful information about telemedicine. You covered beautiful aspects & elements of this platform and how someone can use this platform for desired results. As per as my observation many Doctors are using WhatsApp as medium for Tele consultation ? What is your prescriptive on this whether it comes under MCI or Doctors need any specialized application ?
very nice. more insights given
Telemedicine is an SBU opportunity for Pharma companies. Alternatively, Pharma companies can collaborate with running Telemedicine providers. Thanks, Dr.Shenoy Robinson for the crisp presentation as sharp as your personality.
It was a pleasure listening to Dr.Shenoy Robinson giving us a 360 degree perspective of Telemedicine. Anup, you spoke of the Railways doctor at Byculla, this reminded me of the Railways Hospital(Wheel factory) at Yelahanka, Bengaluru. I visited the hospital before the lockdown and found that the standards surpassed my expectations from a Railways establishment. They have an EHR in place. Likewise, data from e-Pharmacies could help Pharma companies to measure Customer Lifetime Value.
Nice Session. Truly Telemedicine will be a game changer only if Net issues are addressed. Dr. Take offences when people consults Google. But if teleconsultation available, people will avoid Googling. Because patients also want personalised guidances. When not available, then they go for Google.
It was a good session . More such sessions are welcome Technology shouldn't drive tele medicene but adapt to it -- healthcare should do it . Insurance would play huge role and pharma companies can pitch in talking to all stake holders and create a business model which is win win situation for all . More opportunities are in Rural India for patients but the challenges are many and its upto the Govt to take initiative to create rural centres with good internet connections --and I am sure Reliance Jio is eyeing this huge opportunities among others . Telemedicine cannot be the answer to all problems, but it can be very important in addressing a vast range of problems.Services like tele-health, tele-education and tele-home healthcare are proving to be wonders in the field of healthcare.Telemedicine initiatives are bringing the world closer and distance is no longer a barrier in attainment of quality healthcare. Lack of awareness and acceptance of new technology both by the public and the professionals are holding it back.Governments are now starting to take a keen interest in developing telemedicine practices resulting in a slow but steady rise in its utilisation in public health. Hopefully in a few years, telemedicine practices will reach their true potential.
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Tele-medicine adoption is going to increase in days to come. Although factors like geography, therapy areas, fresh v/s follow-up consultation will play a role, it would also depend on how likely the patients in a given area of a given doctor are willing to adopt.
What is biggest question in my mind , is that telemedicine is only limited to metro City or bigger City ? What about rural India? Still there is a lot more people who is not technology friendly.
Tele-medicine is here to stay !! The only answer i will be looking for is, how much impact it will have? Convenience is the biggest hook and the customers (i.e doctors and patients) will get used to it The other factor which will have an impact is the type of customer segment or personas. Young doctors/patients, in metro cities shall be the early adapters.
We know that healthcare access is already a challenge for rural India. Few questions: How do you think telemedicine will reach bottom of the pyramid population? Any ideas on how to reach them in profitable way? (not minting profits but just enough to sustain the business) Any companies who are already working in this direction of providing telemed to rural/urban poor? Thank you
this is a tricky question and the answer would greatly vary from therapy to therapy. one thing where teleconsulting maybe more permanent is when it comes follow up visits wherein the dr n patient would likely switch to teleconsulting on a more permanent basis, saving money n time for patients and optimizing the patient flow for a dr. w.r.t to specialties or therapies wherein physical check up is a necessity the adoption of teleconsulting is likely to be lower as it doesn't add significant value to the treatment and diagnosis, rather it becomes a roadblock for the same.