Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Telemedicine, 2013

Published: 18 July 2013

ID: G00251911

Analyst(s): Thomas J. Handler, M.D.


Gartner's 2013 Hype Cycle for Telemedicine highlights the maturity and adoption of technologies so that healthcare delivery organizations, government healthcare agencies, and healthcare payers can define strategies and prioritize their involvement in telemedicine projects.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Patient Decision Aids (Healthcare Provider)
    • Telepsychiatry
    • Telesurgery
    • Teleaudiology
    • Digital Telepathology
    • Healthcare-Assistive Robots
  • At the Peak
    • Medication Compliance Management
    • Real-Time Virtual Visits
    • Personal Health Management Tools — Healthcare Providers
    • Teletrauma
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Continua 2012
    • Telepharmacy
    • Mobile Health Monitoring
    • Video Visits
    • Home Health Monitoring
    • Teleretinal Imaging
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Telestroke
    • Teledermatology
    • Patient Portals
    • Remote ECG Monitoring
    • Healthcare Provider E-Visits
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Remote ICU
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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