Up to 60% of the global population will suffer from chronic diseases such as heart failure, stroke, diabetes, blood pressure etc., by 2030. Most of the prescriptions, Outpatient and Emergency room visits driven by patients suffering from chronic diseases. Given the exponential increase in demand for healthcare, technologies like telemedicine along with advances in 5G, Machine Learning, are desperately needed.
Telemedicine unbeknownst to many of us is not a new concept. In fact is a 95 year old concept that is going through renaissance since the early 2000s. This article provides an overview of the technology and its application in clinical care.