COVID-19: UW HEALTH USES TELEHEALTH TECHNOLOGY FOR VIRTUAL ROUNDING
The coronavirus pandemic not only accelerated the expansion of traditional approaches to telehealth, it has also ignited new ways to use existing technology. Numerous healthcare systems are employing telehealth solutions to deliver virtual care inside the hospital walls.
As UW Health prepared for COVID-19, one of the health system's priorities was to protect caregivers from unnecessary exposure to the disease, says Tom Brazelton, MD, MPH, FAAP, medical director of the UW Health Telehealth Program and professor of pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health. This concern eventually evolved into a method to conduct virtual rounds, a practice that has created numerous advantages for providers and for patients, he says, and will...