The Coronavirus Disease, also known as Covid-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the growing telehealth industry. Telehealth services have been shown to help ease the burden on traditional health services. Individuals can now obtain medical advice and treatment without leaving their homes.
Specifically, many patients may now be treated via web-based solutions. This allows the healthcare providers to deal with many more patients versus in-office visits and allows patients who are quarantined to get much needed medical advice. Given the many advancements on the technology side, telehealth is expected to become a major part of the future of medicine and healthcare. As a frame of reference, there are estimates that telehealth usage will grow by 80% year-over-year in 2020.