Becker's Healthcare July 27, 2021
Telehealth visits skyrocketed during the pandemic. Telehealth has enormous advantages, but to improve care at scale, several challenges must be addressed.
During a featured session sponsored by Nuance as part of Becker’s Healthcare’s The Shift to Digital: Telehealth, Home Health & Virtual Care virtual event, Jared Pelo, MD, chief medical information officer of ambient clinical intelligence at Nuance, discussed telehealth technologies, including AI-powered automated documentation.
Five key takeaways:
- The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically increased the use of telehealth. There was a shift during the pandemic to providing healthcare virtually, with telehealth visits rising from 11 percent in 2019 to 46 percent by April 2020; 57 percent of providers now view telehealth favorably.
“We were getting close to where telehealth was...