Virtual Primary Care: A Gateway to the Future?

Undoubtedly, the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the adoption of virtual primary care. According to a recent study, published in February 2021, in Ontario, Canada alone face-to-face primary care visits have seen a dramatic 80% decline while virtual care visits have increased a whopping 5.6-fold. Given this unprecedented uptake of virtual primary care, it is critical […]...

The promises and perils of remote monitoring & telemedicine for physicians in North America

As the pandemic persists, healthcare heroes are facing extraordinary challenges in how they diagnose, monitor and treat patients. Now, more than ever, it is essential for physicians – who are treating patients remotely – to have access to remote patient monitoring solutions, so they can provide seamless medical assistance while ensuring the safety of patients […]...

Staying Safe and Keeping Safe this Thanksgiving with Remote Health Monitoring

As COVID-19 cases surge, Healthcare professionals continue to urge people to stay safe and keep social distancing this holiday season. The National Institute at Ryerson University, for instance, has designed CovidVisitRisk.com to help people understand the risk factors associated with visiting family and friends, and urges the public against taking unnecessary risks that may cause […]...

Safe@Home – The Impact of COVID-19 on Physician Perspectives

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the healthcare sector in every aspect; from expediting the adoption of telehealth services to transforming the workspace at home, there are no areas left unscathed by the battle against the virus. The COVID 19 pandemic has enabled people to be safe at home, while resuming their professional lives, without any […]...

FQHCs and RHCs are now paid for Telehealth and Virtual Communications Services during COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic has sustained to generate obstacles for in-person care in the healthcare industry, telehealth has amplified its services for delivery of healthcare in the pandemic. During this time, Congress, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and Federal Medicaid plans have recognized reimbursement for telehealth programs and telephonic facilities provided by […...