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3 ways to bring telehealth to the next level

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.

Telehealth Needs Payer Support for Continued Growth

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.

The Future of Healthcare

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. 

Telemedicine vs Conventional Medicine

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?