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The Promise and the Peril of Virtual Health Care

newyorker.com

Telemedicine and telehealth

Telemedicine and telehealth involve remote-health-care technologies and services, known as "virtual care."

While virtual care played some role in the health-care industry, 2020 lead people to discover its benefits and shortcomings.

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  • Telemedicine can refer to the setup that allows workers in a large hospital to assist in emergency procedures from a distant support structure.
  • Telehealth uses virtual interactions between individual doctors and patients. You may have a bad sore throat and download the teleheal...

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Telemedicine has been a hard sell in some areas.

  • Many rural clinics and community hospitals fear that their already inadequate medical staffing and the revenues generated from on-site procedures will be further diminished by remote medicine.
  • Old and poor patients who may ...

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Doctor's are not sold on telehealth, either.

  • According to a survey, only one in three specialists thinks virtual care will benefit their practice.
  • Doctors are concerned about the diagnostic and therapeutic limitations of seeing patients on a screen.
  • Tele-doctors cou...

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Telehealth doesn't replace the brick-and-mortar visit, but it complements it.

It's one thing to offer telecare to a patient you know, but another to diagnose during a virtual first visit. A tele-doctor who misdiagnoses a stomach ache that is indeed stomach cancer has the sam...

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The current health-care system is not user-friendly or helpful. The average patient has to wait twenty-nine days to get a physician's appointment, and you may not initially know what it will cost you.

One of the appealing features of telehealth is that you feel comfortable in your hom...

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