How COVID-19 has Shaped Telehealth

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the use of telehealth in the United States. Jennie Crews, MS, MMM, FACP, shares how the pandemic has helped break down some of the legal and restrictive barriers telehealth was facing.

The Future of Telehealth

The widespread adoption of telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic has shown benefits to providers, patients, insurance companies, and government entities. There is action being taken to ensure telehealth can operate in the future, but there are still many unknowns on how telehealth can be incorporated in oncology moving forward.

The Benefits of Telehealth for Providers and Patients

Telehealth has benefited patients and caregivers by offering convenient care at home that reduces costs and time spent traveling. For providers, telehealth is a unique opportunity to connect with a patient differently and is a convenient way to offer a service outside of a clinic setting.

The Challenges of Telehealth

Jennie Crews, MS, MMM, FACP explains how concerns about reimbursement have limited telehealth in the past. The future of telehealth may see challenges in providers feeling they cannot provide a comprehensive visit virtually and a barrier to access for patients in underserved communities.

Telehealth Best Practices

Telehealth allows us to enhance navigation in oncology by providing a virtual setting to interact with patients and coordinate care. Jennie Crews, MS, MMM, FACP discusses best practices in telehealth for navigators.

Being an Advocate for your Patient Via Telehealth

Jennie Crews, MS, MMM, FACP explains how we need to advocate for our patients and listen to their needs when it comes to telehealth.

Telehealth Provides the Opportunity for Personal Interaction Despite the Pandemic

Jennie Crews, MS, MMM, FACP explains how telehealth helps bridge the gap of the loss of a face-to-face connection during the COVID-19 pandemic by providing audio and video elements.