A Physician Perspective on Telehealth

I think most of us agree that telehealth is here to stay.  To what degree is something that will be discussed for a while to come.  No doubt telehealth won’t remain at the inflated levels that COVID-19 and shutdowns required, but it will plateau at some reasonable level and then likely grow over time as we discover what other things we can safely do through telehealth.

Healthcare IT Today recently sat down with Dr. Mia Finkelston, Senior Medical Director at Amwell, to talk about her experience as a physician doing telehealth prior to COVID-19, during the initial days of COVID-19, and now as we get into more of a rhythm living with COVID-19.  She offered a number of unique physician perspectives on the types of patients she was seeing on telehealth during each time period.

We also asked Dr. Mia where she thinks telehealth adoption will land as we settle into COVID and what she thinks will set Amwell apart in the telehealth market.  Plus, we asked her about what an “enterprise” telehealth system would need to include and what she thinks about Amwell being a competitor to many of their customers.  Finally, we talked about telehealth reimbursement and where it’s heading along with asking her what people don’t understand about telehealth that they should.

If you want to learn about telehealth from a doctor who’s literally on the front lines seeing telehealth patients, you’ll enjoy this interview with Dr. Mia.

Learn more about Amwell: https://business.amwell.com/

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About the author

John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of HealthcareScene.com, a network of leading Healthcare IT resources. The flagship blog, Healthcare IT Today, contains over 13,000 articles with over half of the articles written by John. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 20 million times.

John manages Healthcare IT Central, the leading career Health IT job board. He also organizes the first of its kind conference and community focused on healthcare marketing, Healthcare and IT Marketing Conference, and a healthcare IT conference, EXPO.health, focused on practical healthcare IT innovation. John is an advisor to multiple healthcare IT companies. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can be found on Twitter: @techguy.

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