Can Telehealth Help Bridge the Gap in Healthcare Inequalities?

The year 2020 has seen a sharp rise in telehealth services stemming, in part, from cancelled or deferred elective procedures, office visits, and outpatient tests due to COVID-19.

Editor's Note: This article originally posted on CipherHealth's website

Concern over going to an outpatient facility for fear of catching the virus has also contributed to the uptick in virtual visits. Much of the demand for telehealth has been sustained, even after some doctor’s offices reopened for in-person visits, and experts believe this is just the beginning of the trend.

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