How Telehealth Might Reshape the Future of Healthcare
Express Talk | Plenary Session
April 15, 2019 | 2:25 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. CDT
U.S. Healthcare will soon be a $3 trillion industry with a $4 trillion price tag. Most of those dollars will be spent to treat the acute care needs of patients with chronic conditions. Telehealth and related digital-technology capabilities are typically used as tools for faster, better and cheaper improvements to the current system. Given the more than $1 trillion wasted each year on failures in care delivery and coordination, fraud, abuse, administrative complexity and so on, that’s critically important. The next decade will also offer immense opportunities to leverage Telehealth to fashion business models that facilitate and accelerate the realignment of healthcare to better address chronic disease prevention and care.
- Jane Sarasohn-Kahn, Health Economist, Advisor, Trend Weaver, THINK-Health and Health Populi Blog
Part 2 of a 4 part series.