Telehealth and the Pandemic
The pandemic has changed how we do business and how we attend to our healthcare. These changes have been necessary in order to lower the exposure of our staff to sick people and to preserve our PPE as well as to lower the impact of sick people on our medical facilities. Healthcare on the whole has had to adjust to the way that we care for patients and how we triage them and evaluate their overall care.
Telehealth has made this possible by helping to provide the care they need and helping them to see a healthcare provider while lowering the risk of transmitting COVID 19 to healthcare providers as well as patients.The use of telehealth is not a new one. The problem is that adaptation and adoption of telehealth has been very slow in coming and before the pandemic, only a small number of people were interested in taking part in telehealth.
Recent changes in policies and in insurance payments during the COVID-19 pandemic have lowered barriers to telehealth access. In addition, they have helped to promote telehealth as a way for us to deliver acute and chronic as well as primary and specialty care to people. Along the way, many health professionals and medical societies have endorsed telemedicine as the way to move forward to improve overall patient health and outcomes during the pandemic.
In some cases, telemedicine is combined with in-person medicine wherein a home health visitor may be present for the appointment using telemedicine so that they can offer vital signs, blood pressure, pulse, and other observations when the doctor comes online.
In addition, some IoT items are used in order to ensure that telemedicine is accurate and that the appointment does all that is necessary for the patient. call Today.