Healthcare operations have been dramatically impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, as hospitals have been transformed to maximize capacity and safeguard patients. Hospitals are being repurposed to best mitigate the impact of the pandemic, and entire service lines have either been put on pause or transferred to a virtual setting.
Telehealth adoption has already been on the rise in recent years, and the pandemic has caused demand to surge at an unforeseen rate. Though telehealth has historically been positioned as an option of convenience, the COVID-19 pandemic is pushing this modality to the forefront of the healthcare dialogue as a critical, must-have tool for healthcare organizations.
In a discussion with Modern Healthcare Custom Media two industry leaders offered best practices around telehealth and discussed how it can be used not just as a differentiator but an essential asset.
President and Chief Product Officer
Kathy Ford is president and chief product officer of Rhinogram. She is a healthcare industry veteran with 25 years of experience as an innovator and leader at GE Medical Systems, McKesson, Siemens Medical, Carestream Dental and NantHealth.
Jason Hallock, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Jason Hallock is chief medical officer at SOC Telemed, where he leads clinical and administrative strategy. He is a clinical and operational leader with over twenty years of experience in some of the nation’s most highly developed clinically integrated networks.