In This Study Situation Overview Definition of TelemedicineTelecommunications Providers: BackgroundDefinitionsWhy Is Telemedicine Different?Developments in 2010Health ReformKey ProvisionsPolitical and Legal Developments Affecting ReformFederal Communications Commission Steps Up to the PlatePotential ImpactTelecommunications Providers in Telemedicine: Possible RolesTelecommunications Provider ProfilesVerizon/Verizon WirelessBackgroundHealthcare Activities OverviewCloud-Based Health Information ExchangeKey Partners: Oracle and MEDfxOther Healthcare ActivitiesCablevision (Optimum Lightpath)BackgroundHealthcare Activities OverviewInteractive Patient CareThe Future … Direct to Consumer?Cox CommunicationsBackgroundHealthcare Activities OverviewFuture PlansQuantifying the Opportunity: Market Size, Survey DataTotal Addressable MarketThe ApproachLimitationsConsumer Survey DataFuture Outlook Essential Guidance Actions to ConsiderAdvice for Telecommunications ProvidersAdvice for Technology VendorsAdvice for Healthcare Providers and PayersLearn More Related ResearchSynopsisTable: U.S. Telecom Providers Total Addressable Market for Telemedicine/Telehealth, 2010–2015 Figure: Consumers' Use or Willingness to Use Mobile Phone as an Exercise Aid Figure: Consumers' Interest in Interactive Online Doctor Visit Figure: Consumers' Interest in Chronic Disease Video-on-Demand Programming
Business Strategy: Monetizing Telemedicine — Telecommunications Provider Opportunities
This IDC Health Insights report is the second in a series of four that analyzes the market for telemedicine and telehealth services in the United States. This particular report focuses on the opportunity for telecommunications providers. In addition, IDC analyzes the near-term effect of the passage of healthcare reform and advises technology vendors, healthcare providers, and health insurers on working with telecommunications providers to leverage the potential of telemedicine.
"The landscape for telemedicine is shifting, creating new opportunities and challenges for telecommunications providers that wish to play a part," according to Irene Berlinsky, senior analyst, Multiplay Services. "Regardless of the outcome of challenges to the passed healthcare reform, opportunity exists for service providers to act early and become trusted partners in the digitization of America's healthcare."