Dr. Jason Hallock, SOC
Telemed’s chief medical officer, recently took part in a radio and satellite
media tour to raise awareness and explain the importance of telemedicine during
the COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking to broadcast stations across the country, here
are some of the key takeaways from his tour:
- Telemedicine is serving as an effective infection control policy, keeping both healthcare providers and patients safer from COVID-19
- The CDC is urging doctors and hospitals alike to first assess potentially-infected patients remotely and suggests that patients with mild symptoms from COVID-19 can be cared for at home when possible, monitored closely using virtual check-ins
- With COVID-19, telemedicine’s biggest role may be in capacity management for the nation’s healthcare system
- By using acute telemedicine, emergency rooms can see relief in overcrowding by quickly screening and providing access to specialists for other areas of care not related to the virus.
Coverage from Fox 7 Austin, Texas:
Other resulting television coverage:
Hear more about the importance of telemedicine from Dr. Hallock by clicking on the audio links, below:
SOC Remains Committed
SOC is committed to
transforming healthcare by offering patients increased access to the highest
quality care via telehealth technology both now and beyond the current pandemic.
As a partner to more than 600 hospitals and healthcare systems across the
country, we are bringing clinicians and patients together using innovative
technologies that are improving clinical care and patient outcomes in a
If you are interested in learning more about how SOC Telemed can help with your telemedicine strategy during and after the pandemic, please visit out telemedicine implementation resources page.