Americans’ use of telehealth has grown rapidly in recent years, but there is still ample room for the technology to scale up as consumers increasingly demand convenient access to healthcare.
Between 2015 and 2019, the size of the U.S. telehealth services market has more than doubled to $2.3 billion, according to estimates from IbisWorld. Currently, 76% of U.S. hospitals connect with patients and consulting practitioners at a distance through the use of video and other technology, according to the American Hospital Association (PDF).
Consumer interest is also strong. Nearly 60% of consumers in U.S. broadband households are interested in interacting with medical professionals remotely for a variety of circumstances, including follow-up care, routine check-ups and treatment of a chronic condition, according to research from Parks Associates.