DALLAS – Twenty-nine percent of US broadband households plan to buy a connected health product over the next 23 months a new report indicates. The study, by Parks Associates, also shows US broadband households increased from 15 percent in 2019 to 41 percent in 2020.
“The COVID-19 pandemic caused a massive increase in telehealth and health tech adoption among both consumers and care professionals,” said Kristen Hanich, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates. “2020 forced both groups to rely on virtual care, and with our data showing high levels of satisfaction among users, many consumers will be reluctant to revert back to in-person services and lose the convenience of virtual visits.”
Many experts in the health space expect demand for remote health platforms to remain at a heightened level compared to 2019. Widespread adoption of virtual care has also increased demand for solutions that can integrate connected devices with physician workflows in order to analyze data and deliver actionable and meaningful results and improved outcomes. Product development executives are faced with increasingly complex choices when building connected devices and services. Advances in connectivity speed, cloud computing, edge computing, and machine learning require proven technical competency from end-to-end solutions providers like Softeq.
“Virtual visits deliver convenience to consumers and offer greater operational efficiencies to healthcare professionals,” Hanich said. “They also open the opportunity to bring more tools to support both patients and physicians.”
Parks Associates will host the virtual session “New Connected Health Use Cases: Contact Tracing and Televigilance” on January 27, as part of Connected Health Summit, which features virtual sessions throughout 2021. More information is at www.connectedhealthsummit.com.
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