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Telehealth is Health: It’s Telehealth Awareness Week

Sep 20, 2021   |   Health Populi

BY JANE SARASOHN-KAHN ON 20 SEPTEMBER 2021 IN CONNECTED HEALTH, CORONAVIRUS, COVID-19, DIGITAL HEALTH, FOOD AND HEALTH, GROCERY STORES, HEALTH AT HOME, HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY, HEALTH CARE MARKETING, HEALTH CONSUMERS, MEDICARE, MEDICINES, NUTRITION, PHARMACY, PRESCRIPTION DRUGS, REMOTE HEALTH MONITORING, RETAIL HEALTH, RURAL HEALTH, SPECIALTY DRUGS, TELEHEALTH, TELEMEDICINE, VIRTUAL HEALTH

telemedicine morphed into mainstream medical care as hospitals and physicians risk-managed exposure to infection by meeting with patients, virtually, when possible. By March 2020, telehealth channels were replacing visits to doctors and emergency departments as shown in the first chart from the CDC’s report on the early pandemic period.

By the spring of 2021, telehealth use stabilized, but health systems had built the processes and policies to deliver on the promise of omni-channel health care — from the patient’s home and hands (via smartphones) into community sites closer-to-home, and returning to brick-and-mortar medical buildings. Read more…

Authors

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

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