I encourage also reading discussions on your professional sites such as LinkedIn.
After some exploration on this topic though, I now seem only to have more questions!
Where is the whole healthcare team in the discussion of telehealth? What are our changing roles going to be to help telehealth become a productive tool for our patients and our communities? How will we truly know the answers to important "patient-driven care need" questions if we don't explore further with whom we are to assist? Shouldn't we ask the patient what works for them? Are we exposing patients to different products that could match their needs? Can everyone - that is, all healthcare professionals - help their patients move to a plan of care that provides independence with self-care using technology as another valuable tool? And can't we blend in the "human factor" when services are needed to maintain optimum care?
Does technology really need to be an all or nothing healthcare tool? It is a "tool", right?
What are your thoughts? What are your questions?
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