Telemedicine primary care and doctor-patient interactions have shifted dramatically since the pandemic began. With the risks associated with in-person visits to doctor’s chambers, telehealth paved the way for better access to healthcare. It has been observed that telehealth visits have increased and amplified rapidly in the past year, and it is expected to keep growing in the coming years. Patients are connecting with doctors on video calls, along with follow-up visits and remote patient monitoring.
The question lies in whether or not telehealth will continue to be in-demand post-COVID-19. It’s important to understand the impact of telehealth during the pandemic especially people with different social, and behavioral needs that may need immediate attention.
Rapid Implementation of Telemedicine during COVID-19
The onset of COVID-19 has seen telemedicine in healthcare gain traction due to its ease of access and cost-effectiveness. The biggest advantage for payers and providers with telehealth for COVID-19 was the timely delivery of services. Here is how telemedicine in healthcare has transformed healthcare facilities:
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