Medical “screening” is taking on daring digital definitions these days, as it moves from meaning a series of lab tests to a description of how we interact with physicians now — on screen.
Physician apps are doing huge numbers in 2021 as the medical profession take a pandemic stopgap (video doctor visits) and uses it as a fulcrum to help transform healthcare delivery.
Such is the power of digital doctoring, reflected here in the latest PYMNTS Provider Ranking of Telemedicine Apps. It shows a real shot in the arm for the sector this year, as we’ll see.
The Top 5
Rising one spot to become the new No. 1 is Teladoc, which more than doubled revenues in Q1 2021 to well north of $453 million.
Another gainer at No. 2 is the K Health | Primary Care up one spot.
Ensconced at No. 3 for another month is Doctor On Demand, which just launched a 24/7 chat-based coaching tool to address subclinical behavioral health needs.
Dropping three spots, yet staying in the Top 5, is the MyTeleMed app at No. 4.
We’ve got a tie at No. 5 this month. Unusual for this ranking.
Our first contestant is the BetterHelp: Online Counseling & Therapy app, sticking at No. 5 from last month. Joining it at the midway point in this new update to the ranking is Vsee Clinic For Patient, rising two spots to enter the Top 5 and completing that grouping.
The Top 10
In the lower regions of the Top 10, more medical movement is detected.
Gaining a spot from last month is the Android-based InTouch Patient app, snagging No. 8.
LiveHealth Online Mobile also gets a boost this month, up one spot to take No. 9.
Feeling better? No? If only there were an exhaustive list of numerically ranked doctor apps …