The Pitfalls of Telehealth — and How to Avoid Them

The Pitfalls of Telehealth — and How to Avoid Them

ER Productions Limited/Getty Images The telehealth revolution has transformed how doctors and patients interact. At the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, between 50% and 80% of medical visits were conducted via telemedicine, up from just 1% before it. There are many benefits to this trend — increased convenience, the potential to reduce clinical overhead costs,…

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Telehealth Is Working for Patients. But What About Doctors?

Telehealth Is Working for Patients. But What About Doctors?

HBR Staff/Klaus Vedfelt/Faiz Naquiddin Abd Lataf/Getty Images It has become almost cliché by now to note how Covid-19 has accelerated digital transformation in healthcare, with the number of Americans trying virtual care roughly doubling since the start of the pandemic. Although the pendulum has swung back in recent months – with in-person outpatient visits returning…

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Fad or future? Telehealth expansion eyed beyond pandemic

WASHINGTON (AP) — Telehealth is a bit of American ingenuity that seems to have paid off in the coronavirus pandemic. Medicare temporarily waived restrictions predating the smartphone era and now there’s a push to make telemedicine widely available in the future.Consultations via tablets, laptops and phones linked patients and doctors when society shut down in…

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