Inaccessible Telehealth Apps Don’t Just Exclude – They’re A Matter Of Life And Death
The Covid-19 pandemic reshaped the healthcare landscape in a myriad of ways – mainstreaming multiple elements that were previously non-existent or on the periphery.
Face masks and vaccination websites are all here to stay at some level or another but the most seismic shift has undoubtedly been the explosion in telehealth in the form of remote medical consultations.
At the outset of the pandemic, telemedicine comprised less than 1% of primary care visits but this figure had skyrocketed to 43.5% within two short months.
Now the genie is out of the bottle and telemedicine consultations in healthcare are about as normalized in day-to-day life as Zoom calls are in business.
Inaccessible Telehealth Apps Don’t Just Exclude – They’re A Matter Of Life And Death (forbes.com)