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Caregivers Play a Vital Role in Virtual (and In-Person) Care

For many Americans, medical care over the past 18 months has been easier than ever: Patients use their phone or computer to log into a telehealth portal, where they see and talk with a doctor to get needed care. But it isn’t always so simple or straightforward.

Rural Telehealth: Closing Gaps, Opening Doors

For those with access, telehealth may be the most important force multiplier in American health care today. But for the 57 million people living in rural America, the technology could further inequality.

Getting Telehealth Policy Right

Capping a year and a half of explosive growth in telehealth, “Getting Telehealth Policy Right” allowed experts, advocates, patients and providers to explore timely questions of policy, access and balance.

States Gut Telemedicine Policies Amid Delta Variant

Even as the Delta variant upends the country’s “return to normalcy,” some states are dismantling policies that keep telemedicine accessible. The move could undermine care and put patients at risk.

Balancing Telehealth and In-Person Care

By David Charles, MD “I’m never coming back into the office again!” That’s how one of my patients responded after his first virtual doctor’s visit last year.   I hope he’s wrong. Don’t misunderstand me. Telehealth is a powerful and important tool. Its value during the pandemic can hardly be understated. Going forward, it will […]

I Was a Telehealth Skeptic

Even the biggest skeptic can be converted into a ferocious advocate. I know from first-hand experience.