Telehealth

3 Barriers to Implementing Home-Based Healthcare

The pandemic may have vaulted us into the future of medicine, but the leap to remote and home-based care is far from complete.

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically shifted the ways in which patients access medical care. An Epic Health Research Network study found that between mid-March and mid-April, 2020, telemedicine appointments grew at a rate 300 times greater than during the same stretch of time in spring 2019.

The same study, however, found that despite the massive increase in telemedicine visits, total healthcare visits (both in-person and remote) were down by 50 percent.

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