Using Telehealth to Reduce Healthcare Worker and Patient Exposures -- Considerations for State and Territorial Health Leaders [open pdf - 160KB]
From the Overview: "With increased efforts to advance community mitigation of COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019], public health and healthcare sectors should consider utilizing or leveraging telehealth services. Given the trends in strained healthcare capacity observed in Italy, and healthcare worker transmission of COVID-19 observed in China, telehealth could be a viable option to enhance social distancing measures and reduce healthcare worker and patient exposure of COVID-19 in healthcare settings. The use of telehealth during the COVID-19 public health emergency can be used for screening, testing, and treatment of COVID-19, as well as the provision of other clinical services in order to reduce the risk of transmission in healthcare settings."
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