Soaring demand for telehealth and remote-care tools is prompting digital-health startups to ramp up quickly and could propel wider use of their technologies well after the new coronavirus is contained.

Financial and other constraints previously limited use of tools enabling doctors to treat and monitor patients remotely. But the new coronavirus is spurring many of them to seek out remote-care and monitoring systems that could help them reduce crowding, protect staff and decide which patients need to be hospitalized.

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