Is Telehealth the New Normal?

As you can imagine, it has been quite a whirlwind for Secure Telehealth in 2020. Covid-19 and mandatory lock downs have cost people jobs and hurt our economy. Despite all of this, people needed help more than ever from their Doctors and Health care providers. Enter Telehealth. Mental Health professionals that value that face to face connection turned to Telehealth because they had to. Chiropractors and Physical Therapists needed to continue to help their clients as best they could so they urned to telehealth because they had to. Pediatric offices and emergency rooms turned to telehealth to keep their staff and our children safe. So, will it continue?

Short answer, YES! In recent weeks, I have shared articles on our twitter and linkedin pages of experts saying that the telehealth boom will not end and will in fact become the new normal. Seema Verma, director of the US Government’s Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services said, “The Genie is out of the Bottle” in reference to telehealth not going away. More recently, Jon Pearce, CEO of Zipnosis was quoted as saying, “The Toothpaste is not going back in the tube.”

What this means for all of us is that even as we are slowly getting back to a place where we can go places in person, where we are no longer putting off necessary medical treatment, and where we are no longer holed up inside all day long, there will still be a demand for telehealth visits. Specialties such as Mental health and therapy, primary care and Emergency departments and more are already seeing success meeting with patients virtually. They are seeing high quality of care, patient satisfaction and cost savings.

If you are looking to start a telehealth practice, grow yours, or just switch from your temporary Covid-19 solution to a more permanent one, or just don’t even know where to start, contact us. We’ve been doing this for more than 10 years and we know how to make it work for you.

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Dan Mountain