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Working in the field of clinical navigation, I’m excited to see that Telehealth has grown exponentially in the last nine months and its purported effects on the healthcare system are positive. With the easing of regulations and expansion of coverage for telehealth services, physicians are now increasingly able to safely “visit” with their patients. Talk about a major win for a consumer-friendly, modern approach to delivering care!
As exciting as this news is to someone like me (having two small children), I’m in a quandary about how healthcare quality can be maintained in this new landscape when it’s been a significant endemic challenge to our healthcare system even prior to the pandemic.
As healthcare is being doled out, seemingly as a commodity through Telehealth, is there risk for even more misdiagnosis and sub-optimal treatment?