Even though telehealth existed long before the COVID-19 pandemic, it recently gained popularity due to many practices reducing in-person visits. However, many providers, patients, and telehealth service providers want to learn how to further improve telehealth access. How can people with no computers, smart devices, and internet can also get access to care via telehealth? The article talks about the 3 steps that can further improve the evolution and availability of telehealth.
A survey was conducted Xtelligent Healthcare Media team that focused on understanding the impacts of COVID-19 on the healthcare industry and revealing plans for moving forward. Around 360 healthcare stakeholders were surveyed out of which, 65% percent claimed that telehealth is going to be the biggest area of investment moving forward.
There has long been a debate as to whether or not Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and Physician Assistants (PAs) should have autonomy to practice on their own. This debate has intensified as telemedicine has begun to play a larger role in healthcare. While NPs and PAs argue that restrictions requiring physician supervision create limitations on the volume of care, physicians counter that oversight is necessary to ensure that patients receive the best care possible. With so much information on both sides of the issue, we compiled a list of pros and cons to the argument for NP and PA autonomy.
Will telemedicine be the key to the future of healthcare? In order to find answers to this question, we sat down with doctors, including our very own Chief Medical Officer, Dr Faiza Hashmi MD and fellows from various hospitals to gather more information about how telemedicine can help physicians provide the best care for their patients' needs.
With the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic and the loosened restrictions on telemedicine in light of the virus, telemedicine has been more prevalent than ever. Telemedicine offers many great features such as lower costs, increased accessibility, convenience of receiving care in your own home, and less risk of being exposed to an infectious disease such as COVID-19. While telemedicine offers an array of benefits, it also has drawbacks. Physicians are unable to conduct physical examinations, not all insurance provides cover telemedicine, and not all people have access to the proper technology to partake in a telemedicine appointment. The rise of telemedicine sparks a difficult question, how do telemedicine and conventional medicine stack up to each other?
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As many rural hospitals are shutting down across America, it is leaving many Americans living in rural areas endangered by the lack of access to Medical Care. As rural hospitals close down, the mortality rate for people living in rural areas increases.
Sentara’s eICU is one of many types of telemedicine programs the healthcare industry has found to be invaluable during the height of COVID-19. ICU’s across the nation are flooded with highly contagious coronavirus patients.
Telemedicine uses advanced telecommunication for transferring patient's data for making diagnosis.
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