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Telemedicine use skyrockets during coronavirus pandemic, Hampton Roads hospitals say

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.

Being in contact with these patients poses a major  threat for front line healthcare workers. As the spread of the virus has increased in numbers, the use of virtual technology has tremendously increased. Prior to Covid-19, patients mainly used telehealth for scheduling appointments and requesting refills for prescriptions. However, as many front-line healthcare workers have been exposed to Covid-19, healthcare is constantly asking for telehealth services.

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