Will Telehealth Remain After COVID? Should It?

Elizabeth Reiner, certified midwife, Washington, D.C., area.


Susan R. Bailey, MD, president, American Medical Association.



Hattie Oshun, physician assistant; co-founder, chief operating officer, CallOnDoc.

Dr. Steven Lin, MD, clinical associate professor of medicine, Stanford Medicine.

Statnews.com: “This is supposed to be telemedicine’s time to shine. Why are doctors abandoning it?”

CDC.gov: “Telehealth and Telemedicine: The Use of Telehealth and Telemedicine in Public Health.”

HHS.gov: “HHS Issues New Report Highlighting Dramatic Trends in Medicare Beneficiary Telehealth Utilization amid COVID-19.”

VA.gov: “VA Video Connect visits increase 1000% during COVID-19 pandemic.”

University of California, San Francisco: “COVID-19 Pandemic Drives Telehealth Boom, But Older Adults Can’t Connect.”

JAMA Internal Medicine: “Assessment of Disparities in Digital Access Among Medicare Beneficiaries and Implications for Telemedicine.”

The Wall Street Journal: “Covid-19 Pandemic Drives Patients — and Deal Makers — to Telemedicine.”

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