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The Rise of Telemedicine and Remote Care

Physicians say technology will help them treat more patients remotely.

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The Rise of Telemedicine and Remote Care
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Forty percent of US physicians expect to start using telemedicine over the next two years, bringing total users to 57%, according to a recent Bain & Company survey. During the same period, 35% of doctors plan to start using remote patient monitoring, bringing total users to 55%. Wider use of telemedicine and remote patient monitoring will help support quality home-based care at a lower cost. Doctors, especially primary care physicians, are looking to use technology to improve access to care and better manage complex patients with chronic diseases and other risk factors.

Jason Slocum is a partner with Bain & Company’s healthcare practice, and he is based in the firm’s Boston office.

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