JACC Leadership Page Explores Continued Potential for Telehealth, Virtual Care

“Telehealth has the potential to make health care more personalized, efficient and coordinated; it has the potential to improve efficiency, patient and clinician satisfaction, and health outcomes. It is the ultimate value proposition,” write ACC President Athena Poppas, MD, FACC; ACC Chief Innovation and Science and Quality Officer John S. Rumsfeld, MD, PhD, FACC; and Heartbeat Health CEO Jeffrey D. Wessler, MD, MPhil, FACC, in a JACC Leadership Page.

They highlight the critical role that telehealth is playing in treating and managing patients in the era of COVID-19 and note that “it can and must” continue to play a role into the future. “The technology to support true virtual care exists, the opportunity is ripe, and the promise is great,” they write. “We believe that cardiovascular clinicians can and should lead the virtual care era.” Read more.

Keywords: Coronavirus, ACC Advocacy, COVID-19, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, Telemedicine, Delivery of Health Care


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