Joseph Kvedar July 22, 2022
Despite the hubbub around telehealth for the past 2+ years, I still hear providers (and some patients) talking about it in absolutes. Some unattributed quotes:
“My patients prefer to see me in person.”
“I can’t make a diagnosis without the physical exam.”
“Can the doctor take good care of me over video?”
As we look at telehealth adoption in mid-2022, it is stuck in the doldrums. A clear, long-term reimbursement policy would go a long way to putting the wind back in our sails, but there is more to it.
In the meantime, let’s get back to those quotes that oversimplify care into absolutes – either in-person or virtual.
The process of care delivery can be boiled down to three steps:...