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We’re facing a global healthcare crisis unlike any in our recent history. Within the span of a few short weeks, we have seen our lives and medical practices drastically change. It is our hope that we come out of this pandemic stronger than before, with a renewed sense of purpose, and a new set of tools we’ll use to better connect with and treat our patients.
As clinicians, we must now decide how we want to respond to all of the challenges the COVID-19 pandemic has brought us. This includes adjusting the way we communicate with patients, adopting rapidly changing telehealth guidelines, and incorporating new technologies into our daily medical practice. This shift in how healthcare is delivered has the potential to leave us feeling one of three ways: disrupted, stable, or revitalized.
A feeling of fear or disruption is a natural first response to this rapidly evolving crisis. While it’s natural to have fears (How many people will get sick? How long will this go on? How long can my practice survive in this sudden telehealth environment?), some people stay rooted in this state of disruption, unable to adapt to the changing landscape.
People in this category have embraced their emotions and accepted the fact that COVID-19 has severely disrupted the way healthcare is delivered during this pandemic. They acknowledge that we are all going through the same experience and are coping the best we can. They are also beginning to consider how they can play a role in improving the environment for themselves and those around them.
This is what we are all aiming for! In this stage, we are focused on using our skillsets to help others, adapt to the evolving landscape of telehealth, and incorporate technology in innovative ways to drive improved care and efficiency. We realize that COVID-19 has changed how medical care is delivered today and, possibly, for many years to come. We are refocusing ourselves and working toward system improvements.
VisualDx can assist with these changes. VisualDx is used by professionals to enhance and improve the quality of the telehealth visit, regardless of which video platform is used. It is a virtual second opinion, an essential cockpit tool to complement a provider’s efforts to evaluate, diagnose, manage, and modify treatment strategies for their patients. Whether through your EMR, FaceTime, or another telemedicine software program, VisualDx supports clinicians by providing readily available medical and patient information or images that can be shared with the patient electronically or via screen sharing functions right within your telemedicine platform.
Visit our Telehealth Solutions page to see how VisualDx is empowering clinicians and accelerating virtual care.
VisualDx is an award-winning diagnostic clinical decision support system that has become the standard electronic resource at more than half of U.S. medical schools and more than 1,500 hospitals and institutions nationwide. VisualDx combines clinical search with the world's best medical image library, plus medical knowledge from experts to help with diagnosis, treatment, self-education, and patient communication. Expanding to provide diagnostic decision support across General Medicine, the new VisualDx brings increased speed and accuracy to the art of diagnosis. Learn more at www.visualdx.com.