The health care industry has done a remarkable job developing new technologies that have improved care.
But costs in health care continue to rise despite advances in efficiency that come with technology. Telehealth services, which are less expensive that traditional in-person doctor visits, could begin to change that cost problem.
“I think telehealth has the potential to be the major disruptor,” said Marty Felsenthal, Managing Partner of Health Velocity Capital. Felsenthal, a venture capitalist and growth stage investor focused on health care services and software, has invested in several telehealth companies and is currently on the board of MDLive.
Felsenthal was speaking at the Center for Connected Medicine’s Top of Mind 2019 Summit on a panel discussing the future of telehealth. The panel, moderated by Robert Bart, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer, UPMC, also included Eric Rock, Founder and CEO of Vivify Health, and Rob Rude, Senior Director of Network Strategy and Innovation at UnitedHealthcare.