The Impact of Covid-19 Crisis on Telehealth

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During the covid pandemic, telehealth and telemedicine have been a great solution to healthcare access. As the COVID pandemic continues to spread, more and more people are finding themselves in need of medical care. There are many reasons why tele healthcare Naples have been a great solution during this time.

Here’s why:

  • Telehealth makes it possible for people with physical disabilities to communicate with healthcare providers in real timeโ€”without having to get in their car and drive to the doctor’s office, or even leave their homes.
  • Telehealth saves money by reducing the number of unnecessary visits to the emergency room and urgent care centers, which are more expensive than routine doctor visits.
  • Telehealth allows patients with chronic illnesses to be monitored more closely than they would be in person, so that doctors can keep an eye on them even if they don’t have regular appointments scheduled at a particular time each week or month.
  • Telemedicine allows patients who live far away from rural areas where there aren’t many physicians anyway but who do have internet access at home access medical care without having to drive for hours every time there is a problem or concern about their health condition (which could be dangerous if there were an outbreak).
  • It’s an affordable way to get access to doctors and other healthcare professionals. Many telemedicine services allow you to connect with doctors over video chat or video conferencing so that you can have your questions answered and receive advice without having to leave the comfort of your home or office.
  • By using these services you’re helping reduce the amount of traffic at local hospitals. This will help them use their resources more efficiently!
  • You can get a diagnosis faster than ever before! Since there are fewer people in each doctor’s office at any given time, they’ll be able to spend more time with each patient who comes in for an appointment. This means that if something seems wrong with your health it won’t take long for the doctor to figure out what might be causing your symptoms.

The Bottom Line

The future holds numerous possibilities for telehealth. From remote doctor visits to preventative care, the skyโ€™s the limit. Itโ€™s up to local providers and communities to keep innovating and pushing for new ways to improve health care. If they do, telehealth in five years will look very different from what it looks like today.

About the Author

Dr. Lorie Poston is a nurse practitioner with over a decade of experience in medicine. She is a dual board certified as a Family and an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care nurse practitioner and now operates Telehealth Care Florida.

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