Digital Trends in Healthcare: A Foretaste of the New Era of Science through Telemedicine

The year 2020 saw the horrific consequences of an unprepared healthcare landscape. Fortunately, it also witnessed mankind’s efforts to use everything at their disposal and rise to the occasion as warriors.
The most important trend witnessed recently was the use of Telemedicine.

Teleconsultations in
a day by Ayushman
Bharat Health and
Wellness Centres1

owns the largest


iCliniq is the key
player in Indian



Telemedicine has proven to be beneficial in providing better healthcare solutions to HCPs and
patients in many ways.

Benefits of

Common Uses4

The adoption of telehealth in routine practice allows HCPs and patients to be flexible.

Some of the common uses of telehealth are:


Ensures compliance with on-protocol treatment patients

Management of chronic conditions

Post-operative wound care

Group education consultations for prediabetes patients

Behavioural Health

Connecting patients to a specialist in remote areas

Routine follow-ups on mental health problems

Psychotherapy appointments

Avoiding Transport

Access care for patients

Mobility barriers

Emergency care for established patients with low-risk infections

Long-term patients who are out of town

Pre-orthopaedic surgery prep

Expand access to fast track clinical trials

Establishing Norms5

In order to achieve best practices, here is a list of certian norms that can be followed.

Overall cost of telecommunication system

Practical training of medical professional

Prepare for confidentiality breach due to possibility of data leak

Better connectivity to avoid network issues

Better quality patient records (e.g. X-ray, lab reports, etc.)

Success Parameters6

Some of the important metrics to determine the success of incorporating telehealth
in practice include:

Goals Include Achieving Lower

Telecommunication System: Adoption of Telehealth

Things to Focus on

Use of Telemedicine | Benefits of Telehealth

Did You Know?

Post-COVID, telemedicine 
use has significantly
increased with people above
the age of 45 being the
biggest beneficiaries7

According to AMA,
72% of physicians use 
telehealth to deliver


of doctors conduct these
consults in clinic8



  • Telemedicine is drastically changing the healthcare landscape with the aid of digital innovations and technology.
  • Some of its key benefits include comfort, convenience and management of primary care, chronic care and infectious diseases.
  • Its adaptation into our routine practice requires the measurement of success parameters. Some of the goals include increasing patient satisfaction during virtual consultation, limiting the waiting time of the patient for consultation and focusing on practical training for HCPs and staff.