Will telehealth be fundamental to smart cities?

Think about how urban transportation strategy would change if citizens could travel by laptop or mobile device to a doctor visit. Research firm Markets and Markets reports that the telehealth market is expected to reach  $9.35 billion by 2021, from $2.78 billion in 2016, growing at a CAGR of 27.5%. This parallels the growth in the population […]

For Your Next Checkup, Go to Aisle 9

This is the first of a series of blogs about the global retail clinic industry in which I will explore the virtues and limitations of retail clinics and the ways the marketing-savvy big retail chains plan on establishing retail clinics as a major player in the healthcare value chain. by Boris Rachev, Global Health Economist, […]

Healthcare Apps: Giving Patients Control, Easing Providers’ Burdens

  We all know about the financial pressures and excessive workloads faced by healthcare organizations across the globe. From financial constraints to compliance and governance, minimizing risk and maximizing use of resources; it’s a constant juggling act. Most importantly of all, there are the patients these organizations serve, many of whom are increasingly knowledgeable and […]