In a recent article by Patient Engagement Hit, it was reported that the pandemic has drastically changed the Telehealth landscape.
In 2019, a Harris Poll reported that only 8% of surveyed respondents had tried Telehealth. Post-COVID, a Doctor.com poll found that half of the people surveyed had used Telehealth. Of the half that did not use it, the most significant cited reason was they did not yet require it.
Further, 83% of patients anticipate continued access to Telehealth long after the COVID-19 pandemic fades.
Most healthcare providers and leaders feel that the landscape is changed permanently and that Telehealth will be an integral part of medical care.