Telehealth is the New Normal with COVID-19

Tim McLain

Watch our webinar to learn how voice and text messaging (SMS/MMS) in the cloud are now the preferred method for delivering healthcare communications in 2020 and beyond.

We don’t need to tell you that we’re in the throes of what is shaping up to be one of the most severe infectious disease outbreaks in modern history. Coming up with innovative approaches to stem the spread of the infection as we deal with the COVID-19 pandemic is imperative.

Global efforts to manage the epidemic quickly and effectively are increasingly focusing on telemedicine technology. Remote care technologies, like in-home video visits, are assisting in both tracking and maintaining spread. And at the core of this is use of the cloud – the Internet – to power video, audio, and text messaging communications.

Telehealth – virtual doctor visits, prescription & appointment reminders – and the impact of the coronavirus are discussed in the first installment of our “A New Normal” webinar series.

In 2019, only 1 in 10 Americans used a telehealth service. COVID-19 has changed how we work, play, learn – and get medical care. Experts see the potential and global success of using virtual healthcare technology to stem or at least slow the tide of this outbreak. They’re calling on healthcare systems, insurance payers, and legislators to expand access to telemedicine technology so that we can do the same.

The CDC recently released a set of recommendations – and their number one recommendation for “all U.S. healthcare facilities”? Integrate and utilize telehealth.

This ongoing global crisis forced healthcare institutions and regulatory bodies to turn to alternative ways of providing healthcare while limiting exposure to the virus. And telemedicine is presenting itself as the ideal solution to these woes by limiting patient displacement to hospitals, allocating hospital capacity to important cases, all while curbing the virus’s spread.

The coronavirus pandemic has brought us closer together through the power of the cloud. While we’re socially distant, we rely on voice calls and text messaging more than ever. Reach out to our cloud communication specialists to learn more about adding Commio’s voice and SMS/MMS solutions to your applications.

Date posted: April 5, 2021

Topic: CPaaS   Inbound Voice   Outbound Voice  

Tags: Coronavirus   Telehealth   Toll-Free LCR   VoIP  

Tim McLain

A passionate technologist at heart with more than 25 years of marketing experience, Tim loves using technology to help businesses solve problems and grow their bottom line. Tim is happiest brainstorming new approaches to marketing and communications to help Commio's partners better understand, trust, and embrace our cloud communications solutions. In his spare time, he loves shooting and editing video, riding long distances on North Carolina’s amazing bike trails, and enjoying the darkest craft beer he can find.

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