“Simplifying telemedicine use in long-term care facilities”

Simplifying telemedicine use in long-term care facilities,” by Jonathan Wiesen, M.D., McKnight’s LTC News



“Telemedicine has become the go-to tool of choice during the COVID-19 pandemic to keep individuals, healthcare providers and staff safe. The good news for long-term care professionals is that providing virtual care during these chaotic days does not have to be complicated. … Long-term care facility staff who may be concerned about a patient’s cold and flu symptoms can use this service and access advice without having to arrange to transport the patient to a healthcare facility, where they risk exposure to the virus or spreading it to others.”

LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform):

Telegraph, telephone, television, telemedicine. Why’d it take so long?