Healthcare Everywhere, Every Day

Telehealth, remote monitoring and wearables are transforming care delivery

The onset of the COVID-19 crisis a year ago, with its widespread quarantines and lockdowns, offered telemedicine its moment to shine after years of under-fulfilled promise. Now, as states look toward a post-pandemic world and rewrite many of the regulatory and reimbursement policies that often stymied wider adoption of virtual care strategies, it's time to build on that promise.

That's not just for telehealth and traditional video visits, of course, but also for remote patient monitoring, wearable sensors, devices, apps and the whole emerging and evolving ecosystem of connected health tools.

They all hold huge promise for long-term and post-acute care – promoting care coordination, enabling care plan adherence and boosting patient engagement for chronic care management and population health. As 5G proliferates and devices mature, that promise only grows.

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