Telehealth and its Role in the Coronavirus Pandemic
By Tarun Kothari, MD, FACG, FACP
Medical Director, Rochester RHIO
Telehealth enables healthcare workers to work during this pandemic by greatly reducing their risk of exposure to COVID-19, and if quarantined, it opens the option of working from home.
Moreover, this now-virtual workforce can be deployed to assess and treat patients at a distance, extending a lifeline to millions and providing convenient, continuous management of common chronic conditions like diabetes, hypertension, and more.