When national stay-at-home orders were enacted in March 2020 to slow the spread of COVID-19, there was a quick and dramatic shift to working from home if possible, teach students using online platforms, and convert face-to-face appointments into virtual meetings. This transition’s impact stretched across all sectors, healthcare included. Telehealth services have been expanding in recent years, with some organizations and providers launching swiftly ahead with the available technology. Others have been slow or resistant to transition any services online, not wanting to abandon in-person appointments and clinic hours. Some patients have found it impossible to use telehealth services due to the countless barriers that keep telehealth from being widely accessible, such as payer reimbursement and access to necessary technology. Download the article to learn more.
PLEASE NOTE: The information in this article was considered current at the time of its publishing, 7/30/20. However, the COVID-19 pandemic is an ever-evolving disaster due to new findings, data, and availability of resources. Please refer to the CDC website for the latest detailed information when you need it.