Mental health is complicated. Navigating our mental and emotional burdens is difficult under the most routine circumstances. But during a pandemic? You may have found that it’s a totally different ballgame. If you are having a hard time maintaining your mental health since COVID-19 turned the world upside down, you are not alone.
Telehealth’s emergence during the COVID-19 pandemic may seem like it happened overnight.
The way the healthcare industry has pivoted to remote and virtual treatment to manage the risk of COVID-19 has been quite remarkable.
Last week I self-administered a COVID-19 test in my car, by sticking a cotton swab quite a ways up both of my nostrils, while a care provider in full PPE silently observed me on the other side of my sealed window. 2020 is weird. To backtrack a bit, CVS Health has opened rapid COVID-19 drive-through tests in Georgia, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Michigan.
The Federal Trade Commission (FCC) has adopted the COVID-19 Telehealth Program, a $200 million financial package to support care providers in delivering virtual treatment to their patients.
By now, you have most likely heard of, or used, Zoom, the video conferencing service. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Zoom has experienced an enormous spike in use over the past few months. As the world prioritizes remote and virtual communication to manage the risk of COVID-19, Zoom’s user-friendly platform quickly became the popular choice for personal and professional video conferencing. Unfortunately, that same ease of use seems to have led to a variety of security and privacy issues. Zoom’s platform was designed to be user-friendly first and foremost, which made them a leader in the industry under normal circumstances.