Partner Nate Lacktman was quoted in the DistilNFO
article, “Will Telehealth and mHealth Fulfill Their Potential in 2019?
” about whether 2019 will be the tipping point for connected health.
Lacktman predicts 2019 will bring a surge in on-demand virtual care. “I firmly believe that direct-to-consumer asynchronous telemedicine services will be the hottest area in telehealth for 2019,” he says. “Many of these companies are thinking bigger, and pairing clinically valid medical protocols with at-home diagnostic tests, or even FDA-approved software integrated into their app.”
“The low cost and high user experience of asynchronous e-commerce has been seen across all industries, and healthcare is no different,” Lacktman adds. “Good medicine should be more than merely treating a disease; it should also offer patients a satisfying experience at an affordable price point. I welcome this next wave of innovative virtual care companies that place the patient-consumer experience at the forefront.”