Feb, 26, 2021

Study touts post-pandemic role for telemedicine

The Minnesota Department of Human Services presented a report on telemedicine utilization during the COVID-19 pandemic at a House Health Finance and Policy hearing on February 23. Increased access to telemedicine has resulted in: improved attendance at appointments, with fewer no-shows and late arrivals; easier access to treatment and involvement of patients’ family members; and receipt of health care services that otherwise would have been skipped due to illness or fear of contracting COVID-19, travel distance or lack of transportation.