For years we’ve been using the well-established terms of Telehealth (“Delivering Care at a Distance”) and Telemedicine (“Practicing Medicine at a Distance”). In the middle of March 2020, right at the beginning of the worldwide social distancing due to Covid-19, we started introducing a third term: Remote Care, which we defined as “Connecting with Patients at a Distance”.
The good news was that in the early stage, as a stop gap measure, “connecting with patients” (primarily over the phone) was absolutely sufficient. Patients wanted to be reassured, directed to Covid-19 test sites, or simply needed a medication refill.
, who published Remote Care 2.0: The Road to Real Telemedicine, from Ingenium Digital Health
Now, that many patients have been seen in this “Remote Care” world the shortcomings of merely “connecting with patients” is becoming increasingly obvious.
Read the full Remote Care 2.0: The Road to Real Telemedicine here.