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COVID-19 Gives Providers a Blueprint for New Telehealth Strategies

Mei Wa Kwong, executive director of PHI’s Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP), comments on the role of telemedicine during the COVID-19 crisis and the potential for lasting changes to telemedicine policy and adoption.

  • mHealth Intelligence
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During the COVID-19 crisis, hospitals and health systems are increasingly relying on telemedicine to keep patients and staff safe. Lessons learned from the pandemic will likely result in greater overall adoption of telemedicine and lasting changes in public policies on the use of distance medicine technologies.

According to Mei Kwong, executive director for the Center for Connected Health Policy, this is good news for patients and health care providers. “Telehealth has been the missing element to how we deliver healthcare,” she said, “But now people are familiar with it. They now have the experience and will want to see it used more often.”

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Originally published by mHealth Intelligence

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