It’s been said that now is boom time for telehealth in the US, but that may be an understatement.
For decades, telehealth services have been beneficial in rural regions because they reduce barriers to care for people who live far from specialists and other services. Apart from that, they were not widely used elsewhere.
Over the years, however, the use of telehealth services has been increasing steadily, and the method of delivery has evolved from telephone to videoconferencing and other technologies.
Today, the spread of the COVID-19 virus has created a surge in demand for telemedicine because it is perfect for providing virtual services to patients.