Telehealth is a Sustainable Adjunct to In-Person Routine Medical Visits

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Bruhn, Miranda
Rich, Rebecca
Hodges, Stephanie
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Blakeman, Nina
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2024
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Telehealth is a Sustainable Adjunct to In-Person Routine Medical Visits
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In this current age, is telehealth a lasting solution to increasing accessibility when used in replacement of office visits? During COVID-19, telehealth became well known due to its increased utilization to prevent contraction of the virus. This introduced the need to have a virtual option for patients to access health care for various reasons. These reasons include, but are not limited to: immunocompromised, socioeconomic status, elderly, disabled, limited or no transportation, rural areas, and busy work lives. Telehealth is an alternative to in-person visits because it allows patients to have an increased amount of positive health outcomes and lowered overall cost. Telehealth, also called telemedicine, is the use of virtual meetings to connect with health care staff. Whereas, in person office visits refer to appointments that take place in hospitals, clinics, or other health care locations. The purpose of this project is to highlight the indispensability of telehealth post COVID-19. Telehealth has multiple benefits that can be utilized, such as decreased cost, increased accessibility, and convenience, making it a viable option in partnership with the in-person visit.
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Nursing