Opinion: Telehealth is working, let’s keep it that way

COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on our lives, our healthcare system, and our economy, but one silver lining has been the immediate and dramatic expansion of telehealth services. We’d be foolish not to seize this opportunity to ensure that telehealth access remains a part of routine medical care in the Commonwealth long after the pandemic is over.

Teleheatlh refers to health care services that are provided remotely, typically through videoconference or phone call. It offers a convenient way for patients to access care and consult with a doctor through technology, such as a laptop or phone, that a patient may already own. Telehealth allows patients to essentially take part in a virtual doctor’s appointment—whether it’s using a tablet to snap a photo of your skin to send to your dermatologist for a quick evaluation or having a 30-minute counseling session with your therapist over the phone.

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One thought on “Opinion: Telehealth is working, let’s keep it that way

  • October 12, 2021 at 7:25 am

    As Covid 19 hits the world it is hard to get health checkups nowadays, because people are afraid of going out. Yes, telehealth is working and effective and conveniently offers patients to consult with a doctor without getting out of their houses. Thanks, and keep it up.


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