There’s no denying that telehealth is now an essential mode of healthcare delivery. Providers are relying on remote care to connect with patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. But what are the long-term benefits and challenges of telehealth?
Telehealth is not an equal substitute for all in-person care needs. But the right blend of remote care and traditional care can increase access and create a better experience for patients.
Introducing a guide to successful adoption of telehealth
Our newest resource, Why Telehealth Is Essential: What You Need To Know To Care For Patients Wherever They Are, breaks down the biggest challenges and benefits of remote primary care.
In this resource, you’ll learn about:
- The distinction between telehealth and virtual care
- The benefits for patients
- The challenges of adoption (cybersecurity and the digital divide)
- The opportunities for improving primary care
You’ll learn about how telehealth can be leveraged to enhance primary care by removing access barriers and strengthening relationships between providers and patients.
You’ll also gain a clear picture of the potential risks to privacy and the importance of making telehealth accessible to everyone (not just those with easy access to an internet connection.)
With telehealth services, I have been able to maintain a rapport and connection with the population … While telehealth does not fully replace the face-to-face model of delivering care, I have found it to be another helpful tool to complement this traditional model.” — Joe Gardner, ARNP, Lead Provider