Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Telemedicine and Virtual Care, 2015

Published: 30 July 2015

ID: G00276483

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


This Hype Cycle tracks the technologies and evolving concepts that will have the greatest impact on telemedicine and virtual care. We highlight maturity and adoption in order to assist healthcare CIOs in defining business strategies and prioritizing their investments.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Digital Telepathology
    • Patient Decision Aids
    • Telepsychiatry
    • Telesurgery
    • EHR Support of Virtual Care
    • Teleaudiology
  • At the Peak
    • Modular Telemedicine Units
    • Healthcare-Assistive Robots
    • Medication Compliance Management
    • Quantified Self
    • Wearables
    • Real-Time Virtual Visits
    • Teletrauma
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Continua
    • Personal Health Management Tools
    • Telepharmacy
    • Mobile Health Monitoring
    • Video Visits
    • Teleretinal Imaging
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Home Health Monitoring
    • Telestroke
    • Teledermatology
    • Remote Electrocardiogram Monitoring
    • Patient Portals
  • Entering the Plateau
    • E-Visits
    • Remote ICU
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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