Telehealth Successes and Challenges

Posted: June 9, 2020

Across specialties, COVID-19 has resulted in increased patient anxiety and decreased in-person appointments. The rapid uptake of telehealth has, for some, widened disparity gaps and been an obstacle in maintaining patient–physician relationships; for others, telehealth has presented an opportunity to provide consistent long-term care to patients in the safety and comfort of their own homes in a manner that is just as personal and perhaps more efficient, depending on the treatment scenario. ILCN will be featuring numerous perspectives from physicians and patients alike in the issues ahead, as well as discussing the “new normal” imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic regarding shifts in provider education, standards of care, and clinical trials.