With COVID-19 Concerns About Hospital Visits, Where Does Healthcare Go From Here?

May 19, 2020 - 2 minutes read

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COVID-19 has transformed healthcare systems around the world in unprecedented ways. Several people have put off doctors’ visits for fear of exposure to the virus. As a result, many medical facilities are in critical condition.

To put things in perspective, New York City hospitals experienced a 50% reduction in emergency room visits last month. People aren’t only postponing minor medical procedures; operations dealing with severe illnesses such as cancer have also been delayed.

What does this mean for the future of hospitals? And what will be the long-term consequences for public health? How will patients and providers re-engage with one another in a way that feels safe and secure?

To find out, Daniel Zahler, Founder and CEO of Los Angeles-based Picasso Health, interviewed six doctors about how COVID-19 has impacted their medical practices. He also delved into how these physicians are re-engaging patients by adopting new safety protocols and transitioning to improve healthcare delivery models.

One such promising delivery model is telemedicine. Recent months have seen the usage of telehealth and remote patient monitoring skyrocket. But the pandemic has also shined a light on the technology’s current limitations in dealing with specific health conditions. To understand this better, Zahler tapped into the medical app development expertise of none other than Marc Fischer, Dogtown’s very own Co-Founder and CEO.

All of this information gathered elucidates one extremely pertinent insight: The healthcare systems of tomorrow may look very different from what we have today as a result of the coronavirus. Learn more in Zahler’s full article.

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