Pulse October 15, 2021
Matt Fisher

How should patients be able to access healthcare services? The question is becoming more nuanced given the growth and expansion of telehealth. Prior to COVID-19 driving the implementation of telehealth, access to healthcare services had largely been the same for years. Access focused on patients going to a physician’s office, a hospital, or other facility. The common thread was physically going somewhere.

With telehealth now an increased presence within healthcare, as should be recognized, it enables access to care by patients from almost any location. The ability to access some type of care through a variety of devices arguably removes some barriers to access along with presumably faster access.

Health Insurance Promotion of Telehealth

The trend of telehealth seems to...

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Topics: Digital Health, Health IT, Healthcare System, Insurance, Patient / Consumer, Provider, Technology, Telehealth
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