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While Covid-19 was the catalyst for the shift to remote monitoring and telemedicine, its importance will not fade even after the pandemic is finally over. Forecasters at Polaris Market Research project that the U.S. telemedicine market will surge in value, from $6.61 billion in 2019 to $17.14 billion in 2026, with that growth driven in large part by the recent expansion of telehealth services.
Telemedicine (and remote monitoring) can make health services more accessible and convenient for those who need care to actually seek it out. This is especially important in sleep medicine. A Frost & Sullivan analysis prepared for the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) in 2016 found that while an estimated 12% of the U.S. adult population suffers from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), 80% of those with the