While most of us think about telehealth as a way to avoid going to the hospital or clinic, in the time of Covid and beyond there are advantages using it in the hospital.
While doctors say if telehealth were compensated they would use it, I disagree. For doctors to move their practice to the cloud, telehealth needs to be better- generating more money per hour spent. However, there are ways to get there. For telehealth to spread, we need to stop competing with the past, the traditional in person visit, and think about the practice of the future.
Telemedicine is now a tool, less a technology, Healthcare tends change slowly. Particularly when we think about spaces- clinics, hospitals and other places care is delivered need to be considered as an opportunity to rethink technology and how we interact with each other.
Reprinted with permission from Catholic Healthcare Assemblies, Sept/Oct 2018 Summary added by the author Telemedicine is now less a technology and more a clinical tool. Monopoly busting changes seen in teleradiology over the past 2 decades are coming to the rest of clinical medicine. Rather than best locally, hospitals should considering partnering with best nationally, […]
Earlier this week #Avizia and #AmWell merged. This marks a transition from technology to care delivery for the telehealth industry.
Recent studies have expanded the window to treat strokes from 6 hours to 24 hours. With additional strain on local experts, telestroke is one possible option. Dr. Andrew Barbash, perhaps the busiest neurologist in the cloud discusses his practice. His conclusion, like the rest of medicine, telemedicine is all about building relationships.