OP-ED: "COVID-19 increases demand for telemedicine, but America still isn’t prepared"
September 17, 2020


 

Date: September 17, 2020

Outlet: The Tennessean

Written By: John Windhausen Jr. and James Rogers Jr.

Excerpt: "The COVID-19 pandemic has come to be defined by staggering statistics.

According to analysts at Forrester Research, telehealth visits are expected to top 900 million in 2020 and may approach 1 billion due to COVID-19.  

For example, Northern Light Health, an integrated healthcare system with hospitals in rural Maine, indicated they conducted 36,000 telehealth visits in April 2020 alone, compared to just 7,500 visits all of last year.

Though staggering, the increase in demand is to be expected due to the impact of COVID-19. Unfortunately, America’s healthcare and broadband infrastructures are not prepared."

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Original Posting: https://www.tennessean.com/story/opinion/2020/09/17/americas-efforts-telehealth-still-not-up-par/3477073001/



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