Telemedicine: Seeing the Patient Through a New Lens
At the height of the pandemic, many physicians relied on remote systems to safely screen and deliver patient care. Now, eye care professionals are taking the opportunity to permanently expand their portfolio of telemedicine solutions.
Joseph Anaya, Mary Fuska | | Longer Read
Even before COVID-19, Wills Eye Hospital had long sought to expand its reach through telemedicine. Since the inception of the remote diabetic retinopathy screening program, countless asynchronous or store-and-forward screenings identified sight-threatening disease and provided timely follow-up. We strived to further build our service portfolio and had hoped to one day expand our telemedicine practice to include synchronous video visits. But there were obstacles with clinical utility, patient satisfaction, and unreimbursed costs.
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