Looking for a silver lining in a time of great uncertainty and loss of life can be difficult but area healthcare workers are noticing a trend that will likely become more popular down the road.
Telehealth is a somewhat new concept in the field of medicine and local officials say the increased popularity of calling into your local healthcare provider might be something that gains momentum well after the coronavirus has been defeated. CEO of Warner Hospital, Paul Skowron says if it could get reimbursed at a Medicare/Medicaid level, this could be the next wave of healthcare.
Jessica Smiley at Heritage Behavioral Health Services says this would be a great option for people with limitations. For their clients, telehealth is helping them get through this time of social distancing.
Other telehealth options like hotlines have expanded during this pandemic for questions about mental health or the coronavirus.