These telemedicine companies are changing the future of doctor visits

By Tawanda Scott Sambou and Natalia V. Osipova, CNN BusinessAfter years of slowly gaining traction, telemedicine exploded during the pandemic. Now companies are using that momentum to usher in the next wave of remote health, by moving beyond just chats with doctors to a high-tech world of healthcare access without leaving the home."The pandemic really supported new ways for remote monitoring, creation and development of devices," said Dr. John Batsis, an associate professor at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. "When there's consumer need, there's going to be startups and equity and businesses that are trying to meet those needs."One company rethinking televisits is Tyto Care, an on-demand medical exam company that aims to replicate in-person visits with home medical kits. CEO and co-founder Dedi Gilad came up with the concept eight years ago when his daughter suffered from recurring ear and throat infections. "I found myself doing a lot of unnecessary travels to the ...

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