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The time for virtual care is now

Virtual care is proving to be a critical tool in the fight against COVID-19. For more on how to get up and running

Neha Sachdeva

Neha Sachdeva

Advisory Managing Director, Health & Government Solutions, KPMG LLP

+1 404-614-8716

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the federal government has loosened regulatory restrictions and offered more generous reimbursement rates for virtual care.  The goal is to help healthcare organizations accommodate an ever-increasing volume of patients.

The benefits of interacting with patients via virtual care and digital patient access technologies in the current climate include:

  • Prescreening individuals with potential exposure to COVID-19, as well as those with existing chronic conditions, for risk factors and symptoms
  • Allowing infected or exposed physicians to provide patient care while they self-quarantine at home
  • Utilizing the services of elderly or retired physicians without increasing their risk of exposure
  • Managing lower-acuity COVID-19 cases outside of the hospital setting

For more information on getting the most from virtual health technologies during the COVID-19 outbreak, and scaling the systems for the future, please click here.


 

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