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The need for telemedicine apps in the COVID-19 pandemic


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There arises a need to set privacy standards to get doctor consultations, and telemedicine apps provided the ideal elements needed for it. Medical practitioners can care for their patients amid this pandemic by interacting with them on virtual screens. Reports from McKinsey&Co. have concluded that the number of people using telemedicine apps in the US has increased by 46% in June. It was a significant increase in terms of user engagement, as last year's figure was a mere 11%. Scientists have predicted that coronavirus is here to stay at least until the end of 2021, even if we successfully develop a vaccine.  

Industry experts have predicted that the vertical trend of telemedicine apps will continue to grow. They have also suggested that on-demand doctor apps will get embedded as a primary part of the healthcare ecosystem in the near future. Using these apps on a broader scale will reduce emergency room usage by 20% and patients' visits to health care offices by 25%. Currently, telemedicine apps' market value is valued to be $250 billion, and this figure is a massive spike compared to the revenue of $3 billion generated in 2019.

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