As the viability of long-term telehealth reimbursement continues to hang in the balance, how can healthcare organizations prepare? What can leaders reasonably expect? Joe Kvedar, MD, shares his thoughts.
It’s hard to think that machines might do some tasks better than humans – especially clinicians who have trained for years to develop higher cortical skills. But they can, says Dr. Joseph Kvedar, especially when recognizing patterns in large data sets and using them to make predictions.
Simply saying that telehealth is the right thing to do, or that patients demand it, won’t be enough to resist the magnetic force drawing us back to in-person care, says Joe Kvedar, MD. “We need to come up with logical, financially sound reasons for providers to pivot long term.”
As telehealth crosses the threshold from ‘toy’ to tool, it’s imperative that healthcare organizations offer clinicians education and certification that is rigorous, research-based, and steeped in collective experiences, says Dr. Joseph Kvedar.
When it comes to telehealth is that the industry has grown by “leaps and bounds” since early 2020. But if the momentum is to continue, there’s still a lot of “critical work” that needs to be done, according to Joseph Kvedar, MD.
The progress that has been made in leveraging digital tools to improve consumer experience has been nothing short of amazing. But a major hurdle still exists, and it’s one that needs to be addressed quickly, says Dr. Joseph Kvedar.
Although huge strides have been made in putting the consumer at the center of their care, we’re still miles away from a world in which consumers and patients are one and the same, says Dr. Joe Kvedar, who summarizes findings from a recent symposium.
As patients continue to demand it, physicians become more accepting of it, and the technology becomes more advanced, digital health is edging closer to an inflection point, says Dr. Joe Kvedar, recapping the recent Connected Health Conference.
With the demand for care outpacing the supply, it’s time to introduce more automation into the care delivery process, says Dr. Joe Kvedar. One way to do that? By using chatbot technology.
Reimbursement coding doesn’t quite have ‘buzzword’ status, but without it, adoption of remote monitoring will continue to lag, says Dr. Joseph Kvedar, who breaks down the latest developments.