The Rise of Telehealth The benefits of telehealth have been known for years. Studies have shown that patients “vastly prefer” telehealth solutions to office visits. For those who live in remote areas or are homebound, telehealth is a literal lifesaver. And as we’ve seen during the COVID-19 pandemic, for those with possibly contagious diseases, telehealth is the best way to get treatment without endangering others. In 2010, only 35% of hospitals offered telehealth solutions. Today, over 75% do. And of course, during the pandemic, the use of telehealth skyrocketed. In October 2020 alone, telehealth visits were up 3,060% compared to the previous year.