2015: the year of telemedicine?

January 1, 2015 in Medical Technology

December 30, 2014 AT 3:48 PM

There’s no doubt telemedicine has been making significant inroads across the healthcare sector, of late, but according to one venture capitalist (and we always follow the money), “there are several indicators that 2015 will be the year that telemedicine really takes off. Read any predictions related to healthcare, and telemedicine is central in those discussions. Here are just some of the indicators: The Global Telemedicine market in 2016 is predicted to be $27 billion, with Virtual Health Services making up $16 billion of that amount . . . By 2018, 65 percent of interactions with healthcare organizations will be done via mobile devices, and by 2018 70 percent of them will have apps, offer wearables, do remote health monitoring, and even offer virtual care  . . . More than one-third of the money Google Ventures invested in 2014 went to healthcare and life-sciences companies.”

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