Over the past few years, changes in behavior, new consumption habits, crises, new technologies and innumerable innovations have driven significant changes in several sectors of society, including healthcare . However, none was as impactful as the pandemic of COVID-19 in 2020. In a few months, there have been radical changes not only in who can receive care, but also in the way care is provided to patients. In this context, telepractice has gained strength in recent months and was instrumental in the healthcare response to COVID-19.
A survey by Sage Growth Partner (SGP) and Black Book Market Research, showed that 25% of consumer respondents had used telehealth prior to the current COVID-19 pandemic and 59% reported they are more likely to use telehealth services now than previously. According to the Global Market Insights’ report, the telehealth market is set to be valued at $175.5B by 2026. This certainly indicates the need for telehealth now and in the future.
The year 2020 was no different for speech-language pathologists (SLPs). SLPs could count on HiTalk to expand their availability, innovation, agility, and efficiency. In this video, our CEO, Guy Fava, brings an overview of HiTalk in 2020 and what are his expectations for the future. Check it out!