How COVID-19 Accelerated Telehealth In 2020
Law360 (December 17, 2020, 3:52 PM EST) --
To many of us, 2020 represents a year of redefining: redefining how we communicate, how we work, how we celebrate, how we mourn, how we teach, how we learn and ultimately, how we go about our day-to-day lives.
Among so many other changes, 2020 also redefined the practice of medicine. While traditional experiences like crowded waiting rooms, face-to-face provider visits and elective surgeries took a back seat while the COVID-19 pandemic raged across the country, a different type of medical practice began to take center stage: telehealth.
As we take stock of 2020, this article will assess the telehealth turboboost, which over the past nine months took a long-standing form of medical practice, and expanded it on an unprecedented scale.