E. Ray Dorsey & Eric J. Topol –

In 1991, Geoffrey Moore wrote Crossing the Chasm and highlighted how disruptive innovations are adopted. The crucial junction is the gap between use by a few visionaries and acceptance by an early majority of pragmatists. The past decade saw telemedicine finally cross this chasm. In the USA, at least 15% of physicians work in practices that use telemedicine and adoption by private insurers increased by 50% per year for most of the decade. Meanwhile, the UK’s National Health Service Long Term Plan says “digitally enabled care will go mainstream”.

Read the full article in The Lancet.