Is Telehealth the New Era of Patient Care?

May 28, 2020 by Christen Aldrich

Filed under COVID-19 for Employers, COVID-19 for the Workforce

Last modified May 29, 2020

As written in this article by MedPage Today, the COVID-19 pandemic has rapidly accelerated the adoption of telehealth, with emergency physicians delivering care whenever patients need it, and wherever they are located.

It has become clear, even after just a few months, that the expansion of telehealth has significantly strengthened emergency care delivery beyond the four walls of the emergency department. As more patients see telehealth as a safe and convenient option, it is hard to imagine ever going back to the way things were before.

“Technology is a major part of everyone’s lives now and there is no reason to believe we cannot adopt these tools to improve healthcare. Emergency physicians are leading the way and urge Congress, CMS, and others to help usher in a new era of patient care,” reported Jeffrey Davis, director of regulatory affairs for the American College of Emergency Physicians.

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