Enrollment in telehealth services has skyrocketed since the beginning of the pandemic. Lockdowns made it difficult, if not impossible, to visit the doctor. COVID-related demands on hospitals and clinics crowded out other patients. So telehealth—that is, the distribution of health-related services through electronic and telecommunication technologies, be it online or over the phone—became the only way for many people to access medical care.
According to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, from October to the end of March 2020, there was a 154% increase in telehealth users. That meant startup telehealth companies started to expand. As they grew, they began to bring in legal talent to guide them through tumultuous times.