The virtual care model isn’t perfect, but it can “effectively address the needs of challenging patient populations, including those requiring virtual management of controlled substances,” according to Joseph Kvedar, MD, Senior Advisor of Virtual Care at Mass General Brigham.
Taking economics out of the picture, the value proposition that tips the scales for telehealth is quality, according to Joseph Kvedar, MD, who cites examples where “we can extend access, provide patient convenience, and do so at a higher quality than in-person.”
Telehealth can play a much bigger role in improving care and satisfaction. But until it becomes more attractive to physicians, that potential may never be reached, according to Joseph Kvedar, MD, Senior Advisor of Virtual Care at Mass General Brigham.
The CIO isn’t going away anytime soon; but it is transforming, according to Ed Kopetsky. “We’re not just computer geeks; we’re on the front line changing the way healthcare is delivered and the way the business is run,” he said in a recent interview.
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.