Healthcare systems across the U.S. relied on telehealth to support the continuum of care for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially before the availability of vaccines.
Some 20 months later, providers are looking for ways to take the lessons they’ve learned and apply them to enhance a hybrid model of care beyond the pandemic.
At the HLTH 2021 conference in Boston, being held both live and online from Oct. 17 through Oct. 20, sessions for the partner program with the American Telemedicine Association explored the issues providers and patients face when approaching care delivery with a virtual-integrated mindset.
“Change is something not to be feared but embraced, and it’s a necessity,” said Lou Silverman, CEO of telehealth services provider Hicuity Health, during a panel session.
Experts discussed how hybrid care is making healthcare systems smarter, how telehealth can reduce clinician burnout, and how telehealth adoption can become a primary part of care. Here are three takeaways from those sessions…
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