Analysis: 3 Predictions for Virtual Care in 2019
Focus Will Expand Beyond Direct-To-Consumer Models | HealthLeaders | January 2019
How will virtual care be used in 2019? With more health systems moving toward value-based care, there seem to be few methods of healthcare delivery that won’t be touched by this trend, which can help improve care while reducing costs. Management of chronic illness is one of the key areas for growth, an idea echoed by multiple readers. Expansion of behavioral health and specialty medicine also will continue. Some readers predict telehealth will become part of the solution to address needs ranging from annual wellness exams to the opioid crisis.