Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Telemedicine and Virtual Care, 2016

Published: 06 July 2016

ID: G00303416

Analyst(s): Mike Jones , 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
    • Enterprise Virtual Care Platform
    • Digital Clinical Encounters
    • Patient Decision Aids
    • Robotics-Assisted Telesurgery
    • Telepsychiatry
  • At the Peak
    • Teleaudiology
    • Eldercare-Assistive Robots
    • Medication Compliance Management
    • PHI Consent Management
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • EHR/Megasuite Support of Virtual Care
    • Teletrauma
    • Continua
    • Personal Health Management Tools
    • On-Demand Virtual Visits
    • Wearables
    • Generation 3 EHR Systems (Non-U.S.)
    • Mobile Health Monitoring
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Teleretinal Imaging
    • Teledermatology
    • Telestroke
    • Patient Portals
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Remote Electrocardiogram Monitoring
    • E-Visits
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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