How Do I Reignite My Passion For The Medical Field?
Even before COVID-19 began to wreak havoc on clinical teams throughout the United States, burnout was still a major issue within the medical space. There are many articles that have already been written about burnout as it relates to both doctors and nurses while it is no doubt a pervasive issue without remedy. However, hospitals are still hard at work day-in and day-out as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues unabated in many areas of the country with the third quarter of 2020 rapidly approaching.
The Benefits of Telehealth in Today’s Times
The COVID-19 crisis has normalized the practice of virtual medicine. While these tools have been in use for decades, regulatory and financial hurdles, along with doctor reluctance, kept telemedicine from becoming more popular. The pandemic, and the importance of social distancing, increased the practical need for remote care. Telehealth models seemed perfect for treating patients without exposing them to the virus. At the same time, CMS lifted restrictions on telehealth and required parity with traditional visit reimbursement.