"The New Normal: Telemedicine",
March 12, 2020
Since COVID-19, has come on the scene as a formidable virus keeping us sequestered in our homes, telemedicine has moved to the forefront in the discussion of alternative healthcare delivery in the US. Now, virtual doctor visits have increased by over 50% as public officials have urged patients with symptoms to avoid emergency rooms and use online-only services that allow people to consult with doctors over the phone, video or email.
“Doctor-on-demand services have gone mainstream and we are able to bring technology previously reserved for the insured to the masses. Now, with the rapid and unrelenting spread of COVID-19, more and more people need convenient, quality and cost-effective care.”
Telemedicine is not new technology, having been around since the 1950's. It was traditionally used to provide healthcare to those located in rural and remote areas. The first closed-circuit link was established in the late 50's, early 60's to perform psychiatric consultations. Technology has come a long way since then and now smartphones, video chat and email capabilities have made it easier than ever to get in contact with doctors anytime of the day.
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Dorsha James, MD, is a 15-year veteran emergency medicine physician in the Nashville, TN area. She now serves as the CEO and chief medical officer for her company myURGENCYMD. myURGENCYMD is a national telemedicine company that provides members with access to 24-hour, seven-day-a-week virtual consultations with a board-certified physician to discuss non-emergency conditions. She enjoys empowering patients by helping them understand how to properly utilize the many avenues for the treatment of medical conditions to obtain optimal health. To learn more about the company, visit www.myurgencymd.com