GERIATRIC TELEMEDICINE: NEW CONNECTIVITY AND CONVENIENCE AT HOME

From Becker’s Hospital Review (May 1, 2020):

Connectivity in combination with mobile devices is making home-based services like telepharmacy and telemedicine a reality. These are great options if patients feel too sick to leave their home or they want a second opinion. It’s also possible to connect people in rural areas with academic medical centers. During the pandemic, the use of telemedicine has risen dramatically.

“Technology is enabling access to healthcare in many ways,” Holcomb said. “You no longer need to live in certain places to get access to great care, and you no longer have to go to your physician in person, for many aspects of a visit – this is helping people get care, even as they stay at home.”

Against the backdrop of the aging population and ongoing pandemic, technology is likely to continue to influence healthcare consumer expectations. Almost every aspect of life has been transformed by the emergence of digital conveniences. Digital technology is transforming industries, including shopping, communications and entertainment. Healthcare is no exception.

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One thought on “GERIATRIC TELEMEDICINE: NEW CONNECTIVITY AND CONVENIENCE AT HOME”

  1. This one especially is of interest to me/us. Living in a very Rural area we quite often need to drive 3 hours to see a Specialist. At our age, it is
    exhausting. I would think young parents would also find this an asset, since most parents are also employed. It was a different scene when my children were small. Women as a whole did not plus our doctor made house calls. i can only hope that Virtual Patient Care is here to stay.

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