Article by MedCity News
“In the early 1990s, we heard claims of the World Wide Web changing the future of communication. The internet was a novelty, newly introduced to the world, and just as with any other innovation, people were a little apprehensive. I don’t suppose we can point to a particular event or time in the past three decades when the internet became an integral part of the way we communicate with each other. Today, it’s as easy as pressing a button on your phone because that is all it takes! It’s one tap to FaceTime, or to jump on Zoom for meetings, or to catch up on the events of the world.
For telehealth, the adoption curve is a bit clearer. In a little over six months, life as we know it has been turned upside down. Since the outbreak of Covid-19, many things have changed, including telehealth’s position in healthcare delivery. People are working from home, travel has been restricted, schools and public events have been halted. With over 125,oo0 deaths in the United States and the continued need for testing and personal protective equipment (PPEs), the fear of contracting Covid-19 is understandable.”