The Future of Telehealth

In-person care is not always possible. This represents an access problem, which is a problem that telehealth was developed to address.

The term refers to the practice of offering certain types of healthcare through the usage of remote-access tools, such as telephone or, more recently, digital technologies like video conferencing or even phone apps.

But where is telehealth headed?

The COVID-19 Pandemic Shed New Light on Telehealth’s Potential

The COVID-19 pandemic revealed how essential telehealth can be to ensuring people get continuous care despite a time of high uncertainty.

Telehealth was not only used to provide those infected with COVID-19 access to medical care and treatment but also ensured high-risk patients could continue to see their doctors while safe at home.

While telemedicine has seen some hesitation from patients in the past, the pandemic has shown many that this form of healthcare could allow them to more easily access care, and at a lower cost.

What Does This Mean for the Future of Telehealth?

It’s likely that telehealth’s acceptance rate will continue to grow in the future, and even insurance companies are likely to include telehealth visits within their policies.

Currently, telehealth can effectively applied when it comes to certain doctor’s appointments, post-surgery or treatment care, and even prescription refilling. However, considering the fact that digital technologies are evolving rapidly, it’s likely that the future of telehealth will have even broader applications than what is seen currently.

Over to You

Telemedicine will likely become more prominent in the next few years as patients, healthcare providers, and insurers have gained new confidence in the potential that digital technologies are able to bring to the patient’s care and wellbeing.

If you are looking for telehealth services right now, Pinnacle APC is at your service. Reach out to us today to find out more.

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