The focus of care delivery is shifting towards measuring outcomes such as safety of care, re-admissions, patient experience, etc. as the healthcare industry continues to increase adoption of a value-based care approach. Virtual care, evolving slow and steadily over the past several years, is now turning out to be the forerunner for delivering on these outcomes.
Virtual care is playing a pivotal role in the current healthcare crisis by ensuring that non-critical patients can receive all the necessary interventions without necessarily visiting the hospital. Telehealth and remote monitoring reimbursements have helped reduce the financial implications for patients and providers.
Relaxed regulations, favorable reimbursement options, and technological progress have provided an accelerated push towards its widespread adoption in the ecosystem. Patients and healthcare stakeholders are starting to realize the multiple benefits of virtual care and are most likely to continue this journey in the long run even in the post-COVID world.