Mobility and Virtual Care Solutions Benefit Patients and Providers

by Ryan PetersenWhen the COVID-19 pandemic restricted nonemergency care, healthcare systems across the U.S. had to adapt quickly to continue serving patients, whether through virtual doctor’s visits, remote patient monitoring or mobile clinics meeting underserved communities where they are.More than half of U.S. consumers saw a doctor virtually during the pandemic, and 29 percent of adults helped someone else in their household attend a virtual visit, according to Deloitte research. For many, the accessibility of virtual care inspired them to continue scheduling virtual appointments even after COVID-19 vaccinations began to roll out.Virtual care options such as videoconferencing and remote patient monitoring can serve patients who might otherwise have a difficult commute to a hospital, while programs such as mobile clinics can offer primary and preventive care to people who similarly face barriers in accessing the crucial care they need. “Mobile clinics can improve access by serving as...

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