Welcome to Telemedicine, the magazine that charts healthcare’s digital future, linking practicing clinicians – the backbone of our healthcare system – with the tech innovators who are turning that system on its head.
It's official; telemedicine is booming. By some estimates, the global market for telemedicine is expected to be grow beyond $34 billion by the end of 2020. But as you'll read in these pages, telemedicine is about a lot more than which firm acquired which start-up, or what new app came out of Silicon Valley today. Telemedicine is about the actual delivery of healthcare, from a doctor to a patient. That’s why, in the end, Telemedicine Magazine is as much about people – innovators and practitioners – as it is about technology and gadgets. It’s about stories of progress, and how we can all play a part.
That’s one reason we’ve chosen to publish this magazine in print in an age when so many are flocking to digitally incessant blogs and news feeds. We hope the tactile experience of holding these stories in your hands will help you take the time to slow down and ask big questions. What do you want the future of healthcare delivery to look like? How can the right technology be applied at the right time, in the right way, by the right people?
Perhaps you’ll find answers to these questions in our pages. Or perhaps the people and ideas you encounter here will spark your own fresh contribution. Either way, I hope to hear from you. If you have comments or queries – or would like to pitch a story – email me at email@example.com.
Preview of Issue #3
Previously in Telemedicine Magazine...
Go Big: You’ve Invested in the Hardware,
Now Scale It Up.
by Paul Murphy
Looking Beyond Today’s EMRs to a Future of Direct-to-Patient Connectivity. A conversation between Drs. Jonathan Javitt and Mark Plaster.
Beyond Fitbits: Meet the New Wave of Life-Saving Wearables
by Scott Jung
Roy Schoenberg, co-founder and CEO at American Well, on the future of telehealth and its role within the healthcare industry.
Barrier to Entry: How to Navigate Telemedicine’s Regulatory Labyrinth, by Jon Pearce