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TELEHEALTH

A Virtually Perfect Tool for COVID-19

Changes in the way that health care is delivered during this pandemic are needed to reduce staff exposure to ill persons, preserve personal protective equipment (PPE), and minimize the impact of patient surges on facilities.

 

Telehealth services help provide necessary care to patients while minimizing the transmission risk of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, to healthcare personnel (HCP) and patients.

​—— CDC

Telehealth During COVID-19 and Beyond

Telehealth services can facilitate public health mitigation strategies during this pandemic by increasing social distancing. These services can be a safer option for HCP and patients by reducing potential infectious exposures. They can reduce the strain on healthcare systems by minimizing the surge of patient demand on facilities and reduce the use of PPE by healthcare providers.

Maintaining continuity of care to the extent possible can avoid additional negative consequences from delayed preventive, chronic, or routine care. Remote access to healthcare services may increase participation for those who are medically or socially vulnerable or who do not have ready access to providers. Remote access can also help preserve the patient-provider relationship at times when an in-person visit is not practical or feasible. 

Remote Screen Patients

Provide Low-risk Urgent Care

Access Primary Care Providers

Manage Chronic Health Conditions

Participate in Physical Therapy

Engage in Case Management

Follow Up after Hospitalization

Deliver Advance Care Planning

Provide Education and Training for HCP

MicMD Telehealth Solutions

MicMD offers business clients a full set of embeddable and customizable telehealth solutions, including the ready-to-use "MicMD-NOW" telehealth platform, and the customizable "MicMD-Enterprise" solution. 

​Telehealth: Mitigates Risks and Saves Lives

A game-changer in the fight against COVID-19

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Staying Safe While Getting Treatment

Telehealth can help by allowing providers to safely evaluate and identify potentially infected patients through video conferencing technologies. For patients at high-risk for COVID-19, or being diagnosed with it based on symptoms, they’ll most likely be advised to stay home and self-quarantine, due to the lack of test kits. In these situations, virtual consults can help providers keep a watchful eye on disease progression, enabling them to treat and monitor patients with milder cases and know who is sick enough to refer to a hospital. 

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Balancing Supply and Demand in Healthcare

Responding to COVID-19 will place an overwhelming burden on providers. We are going to reach the point where supply does not meet demand. However, not all areas of the country will be affected equally at the same time. One of the beauties of telehealth is to do load balancing. We can take a supply of providers from one side of the country, beam them through this technology to patients in a place that is overwhelmed. Patients could be at home, and virtual visits could be conducted through telehealth carts and devices inside emergency rooms.

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Maximize Workforce Potential

A vast number of health care workers have to be quarantined at home and potential exposure to COVID-19 has raised concern about workforce capacity. At institutions with emergency department tele-intake or direct-to-consumer care, quarantined physicians can cover those services, freeing up other physicians to perform in-person care. Office-based practices can employ quarantined physicians to care for patients remotely.

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High-Quality Care from A Distance

Beyond treating and screening potential COVID-19 patients, telehealth provides an option for providing routine care to the elderly and other high-risk patients, which also could be a strategy to protect at-risk patients from exposure and provide routine care. Healthcare systems could also use telehealth to deliver care to patients with chronic conditions, such as diabetes, asthma, and heart disease, to lower their exposure to the physician's office.

Telehealth: The Next Frontier of Care Delivery

Protects Healthcare Providers and Patients

Enables Radiologists to Read from Anywhere

Increases Healthcare Access in Senior Living Communities

Helps Conserve Supplies and Bed Space

Supports Specialties Such as Cardiology and Psychiatry

Brings Care to Populations in Need

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