March 31, 2020
On March 26, the E-Consult Workgroup held a Town Hall meeting focused on e-consult response to COVID-19 and how e-consults play a key role in telehealth triage by enabling providers to use face-to-face visits only when deemed necessary.
In a CNN article for healthcare consumers, Michael L. Barnett, MD and Asaf Bitton, MD, of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, discuss how “Covid-19 is forcing the entire US health care delivery system in the US to mature into the 21st century.” About e-consult, they state, “the type of virtual care to think about if you need to see a new specialist is an eConsult.”
On March 13, the E-Consult Workgroup held a webinar in response to COVID-19 featuring innovative ways e-consult and telehealth are being used in response to this pandemic that is severely impacting patients’ access to care. We will continue to update the Toolkit in response to this crisis.
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