The rapid embrace of telehealth in the wake of Covid-19 is
simply astonishing. In less than one month, provider practices
shifted from doing almost no virtual visits to doing only virtual
visits. Hospitals that did hundreds of visits in all of 2019 are now
doing that many every hour.
Telehealth won’t be the only way to access care in the future,
but it will be a much more commonplace one. For the first time,
telehealth has been tested at scale across the industry by
patients, providers, and payers. Advisory Board has heard many
of these health care stakeholders echo CMS administrator
Seema Verma’s recent comment on telehealth’s sudden and
durable importance to the industry: “There’s absolutely no
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