Telemedicine, long hyped as a more efficient approach to health care, is finally taking off. People who suspect they’re suffering from Covid-19 symptoms are being told to self-isolate. But they also need to seek medical advice. Many are turning towards telemedicine providers, who eliminate the need to leave home by connecting the potentially ill with medical professionals in a telephone or video call. For healthcare providers, a remote consultation is considerably more cost e
Telemedicine apps, invented for rural patients, have a critical new role during the coronavirus: keeping you and doctors at a safe distance If you’re sick, you should see a doctor. But not in person, if you can avoid it.
Instead, visit the doctor through an app. During the coronavirus outbreak, using your smartphone could be a matter of life and death. We could all take a lesson from Naomi Azhar, 49, who recently underwent breast cancer surgery and had an appointment for a fo
The President has signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (H.R.748). The language is a significant advancement for the telehealth community. Here is a topline of the key telehealth provisions in the bill – Sec. 3212. Telehealth network and telehealth resource centers grant programs. This section would amend the current Telehealth Network and Telehealth Resource Centers grant program to specify that it will support evidence-based projects, to extend gra