Published on 6th August 2020
This insight post is a summary of the original blog post authored by Emily Field of RH Strategic. View the original, full-length blog post.
COVID-19 has brought our healthcare system’s challenges and issues to the forefront, but it’s also opened virtual doors to improved access via telehealth.
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Historically, the Legislature has been slow to make telehealth widely available.
However, Congress is easing previously stringent telehealth restrictions to meet the need for such services that can protect populations, particularly vulnerable groups, from the risk of exposure from hospital or doctor’s office visits.
The changes are happening at national and state levels to ensure widespread availability and adoption, creating an opportunity for improvement and innovation in telehealth.
While these bills are an important step toward creating a more connected, better-prepared healthcare system, we need to think strategically about how we arm ourselves with these new capabilities and how we can ensure a more equitable healthcare future. With congressional support and technical ingenuity, we believe that telehealth can become the standard for healthcare in the near future.
RH Strategic is a Seattle and D.C.-based communications firm with a nationwide presence and additional global reach via membership in the Worldcom Public Relations Group. They provide strategic public relations for innovators in the technology, public sector and healthcare markets.
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