How will the rise in telemedicine impact healthcare facilities?
COVID-19 has accelerated the access and prevalence of virtual healthcare platforms. Once thought of as a future technology, telemedicine has quickly become part of a “new normal” that providers and patients must navigate. What response should healthcare planning have to this new reality? What should be considered when a portion of the patient volume is diverted to these virtual options? How can we design facilities to best accommodate the rise in these services?
PRA Senior Associate Michael Schaefer shares his thoughts in this new PRA Whitepaper. He explores the increase in usage of telemedicine, provides several considerations when planning healthcare facilities, and highlights some best practices for effective implementation.