HealthIT Answers October 28, 2020
By Jennifer DeYoung, Director of Policy, Building Blocks of Health Reform, United States of Care
Virtual care has been heralded as the future in the delivery of health care. But are we looking at it the right way?
Practically overnight, the pandemic forced providers to reimagine the way they care for patients.
Once regulatory flexibilitity was granted — COVID-19 unleashed a revolution in virtual care. But is all the virtual care hype moving us towards a more equitable health care system for those who don’t have good access to care now?
Under virtual care, people can visit with their doctor over a video chat, with a telephone call, or using instant messaging instead of going in-person to their doctor’s office. Some patients...