Telehealth can be a means to address COVID-19 through patient monitoring, treating and limiting exposure to infection for vulnerable populations, and protecting health care workers. Telehealth cannot only expand the reach of services to communities that have limited access to needed services but also minimize exposure for both the health worker and patients who are at high risk for infection.
This allows patients to receive health services away from settings where the potential for contracting COVID-19 is high, such as hospitals and waiting rooms. The National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers will be holding a webinar exploring further uses and benefits of telehealth during the COVID-19 outbreak.
- Kerry Palakanis, DNP, APRN
- Executive Director Connect Care Operations Intermountain Healthcare
- Art Saavedra, MD/Ph.D., MBA
- Endowed Chair of Dermatology
- Chief of Ambulatory Strategy and Operations
- University of Virginia Health System