Med Beat: Carilion’s Agee: ‘telemedicine genie is out of the bottle’
Before the pandemic, Carilion Clinic planned to take a few years rolling out telehealth.
COVID changed everything overnight.
Within a week of shutting down all nonessential medical visits and procedures, Carilion had done about 11,000 video chats and calls.
“That’s extraordinary,” Agee said then. “I had in my strategic plan I expected us to get there in two years because of regulations, largely.”
Agee is hoping the bureaucratic hurdles don’t reemerge.
She wrote an essay for Becker’s Hospital Review that the pandemic gives a sense of urgency for reform. You can read her essay here.
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