Experts say telehealth and virtual medicine are the future of healthcare

by Sarah Makuta (ABC)GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Leaving a loved one for a stay at the hospital can be tough. Are they getting the attention and the care they really need if a family member or a friend isn't there with them to call the nurse? But through advances in virtual health, West Michigan based AvaSure is working to bring assistance to patients and peace of mind to their families.Since the pandemic began, advances in telehealth and virtual care continue to grow. Senior Vice President of Operations at Spectrum Health Chad Tuttle says advances will accelerate. Technology company AvaSure says they are proud to support healthcare providers -- especially nurses. They've created a video monitoring technology designed to protect both patients and staff members. "What we provide is a different version of telehealth in that it's an inpatient comprehensive teleheath platform," says Chief Clinical Innovation Officer at AvaSure Lisbeth Votruba. "Patients who are in the hospital are confused for o...

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