Growth of Telehealth
Telehealth adoption in the United States has absolutely skyrocketed in the last two years, with recent studies estimating that over 76% of hospitals connect with patients using some form of telemedicine. Last year, in certain parts of the country, up to 80% of all healthcare visits were done via telehealth, and with good reason. Telehealth has brought us many benefits, including:
- Reduced transportation barriers, particularly for those unable to travel
- Improved access to medical experts
- Increased convenience (think on-demand services)
- Reduced costs
Individuals love these benefits and want more, which is why telehealth is here to stay. The next step in medicine though is not simply better telehealth, but true virtual care, which is something we pioneered at Mirror Care.
What is Virtual Care?
Virtual care goes beyond the simple telecommunication discussion with a provider, whether it is by phone or video, to offer actual virtual treatments. It is the idea that care that is typically done in office, such as injections, evaluations, and minor surgeries, can be done anywhere. Through technology, virtual healthcare will become commonplace, resulting in an enhanced patient experience and better outcomes.
Eventually, treatments we could not even imagine being done at home will be, thanks to the rapid evolution of technology. At Mirror Care, we were envisioning this future well before the rest of the healthcare industry, and continue to develop new, innovative ways to bring healthcare to you.
Mirror Care is Virtual Healthcare
At Mirror Care, we’re excited to see hospital organizations, technology companies, and the healthcare industry at large beginning to embrace virtual care. This is a validation of the innovation that we’ve already brought to you, with lots more to come!
Virtual care drives one of the most important parts of healthcare: reducing health complications and improving outcomes. Through virtual care, we empower you to be a more active participant, and take more control over your health and well-being.
So don’t be surprised when you see more healthcare options available to you at home (or anywhere) from all sorts of organizations. Whether it is blood tests, surgeries, heart monitoring, allergy treatments, acute care…it’s not a question of if, simply when. Mirror Care may have started the virtual care revolution, but we’re not finished yet. We’re excited to continue leading the future of medicine as we focus on our mission to improve health for all.