The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) describes the landscape of telehealth services to provide considerations for healthcare systems, practices, and providers using telehealth services to provide telehealth during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.
Changes in the way that health care is delivered during COVID-19 are needed to reduce staff exposure to ill persons, preserve personal protective equipment (PPE), and minimize the impact of patient surges on facilities. Healthcare systems have had to adjust the way they triage, evaluate, and care for patients using methods that do not rely on in-person services. Telehealth services help provide necessary care to patients while minimizing the transmission risk of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, to healthcare personnel (HCP) and patients.
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