The pandemic changed a lot of things for a lot of people … very quickly. For medical care, the tremendous need for telemedicine sliced through layers of red tape to help patients see their doctors from the safety of their own homes.
“We had a few doctors at the Specialty Healthcare Center that used it before,” noted Practice Administrator Kendra Noyes, “but now almost all of our medical providers are using it regularly.”
She indicated telemedicine has really been one of the bright spots that resulted from the social distancing requirements and stay-at-home orders during the onset and progression of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
Telemedicine is the use of telecommunications technology to provide real-time healthcare to patients by video-conferencing or audio communication on their desktop computers, mobile phones or tablets.