Telehealth’s Benefits for Patient-Centered Care - and Where It’s Going - Corwin N. Harper, MHA, FACHE
“Telemedicine became a necessity during the COVID-19 pandemic and has proved its worth as a patient-centered priority. What comes next for digital health initiatives?”
As an advocate of integrating healthcare with the community, I constantly seek out ways to enhance this connection. In 2023, the use of telehealth technology in healthcare has continued to grow, providing patients with a more convenient and accessible way to receive care. It is interesting to see how far along healthcare has come in providing for the community! I recently read an article from Health Tech Magazine, “Telehealth’s Benefits for Patient-Centered Care — and Where It’s Going” by Doug Bonderud and it amazed me even more. The article discusses the benefits of telehealth, including its ability to promote patient-centered care by allowing patients to receive care from the comfort of their own homes and reducing the need for in-person visits.
“It’s all about being able to provide healthcare services that are customized, allowing patients to receive the right care at the right point in time and delivering services when people are available.”
Telehealth technology has improved significantly since its early days, with the development of more user-friendly platforms and the integration of new technologies like AI and machine learning. These advancements have helped to make telehealth more effective and efficient, allowing healthcare providers to better diagnose and treat patients remotely. That being said, anyone anywhere can be given the care they need when they need it.
“The biggest benefits of telemedicine solutions are customization and personalization.”
The article also discusses the challenges that telehealth still faces, such as issues with reimbursement and licensure and concerns around patient privacy and security. However, Bonderud argues that the benefits of telehealth far outweigh these challenges and that telehealth will continue to play an essential role in healthcare going forward.
Looking to the future, keeping in mind technology advancements, telehealth will become even more patient-centered, with the development of new technologies that allow for more personalized care and better patient engagement. Telehealth will likely continue to evolve in response to changing healthcare needs and patient preferences and become increasingly integrated into traditional healthcare settings.
“Telehealth is here to stay.”
Making use of the available resources to connect people with healthcare could establish a new standard for the healthcare sector. Overall, the article emphasizes the importance of telehealth in providing patient-centered care and highlights the potential for telehealth to continue to improve and evolve in the years to come.
About Corwin: An empathetic and authentic leader who champions improving humanity through healthcare, Corwin Harper has contributed over 35 years of experience in various areas, from healthcare systems to fiduciary and governance to economic development. Corwin’s strengths include analyzing and assessing situations to create multi-year strategy plans, and he has the vision to identify new business opportunities where others fail to see the potential. Through his innovation as a transformational healthcare leader, he aims at creating a more human world with a strong focus on social and educational equity to improve humanity for all.
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Corwin Harper - Champion, Strategist & Steward for Humanity
Champion, Strategist & Steward for Humanity - Corwin Harper