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Dr. Rahul Sharma, professor and emergency-physician-in-chief, was recently featured in the NEJM Catalyst discussing NYP/WCM’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic.  According to Dr. Sharma, responding to the pandemic required the ED team to be able to pivot quickly and to collaborate with clinicians from other specialties and departments.As a result of the collaborative process, approximately 60 additional providers were added to the ED and telemedicine programs. Additionally, having an already...
In a recently published article Dr. Rahul Sharma of Weill Cornell Medicine and Dr. Michael Nochomovitz of Devoted Health discussed the exponential increase in the use of telemedicine in response to COVID-19 and the likelihood that we will continue to see an increase in the use of virtual care after the pandemic subsides. The authors also touched on the important need for training for practitioners engaged in providing care virtually. ...
Telemedicine — the ability to hold a virtual healthcare visit with a doctor through your computer, tablet, or smartphone — has become an essential tool as people across the country are encouraged to stay home. It not only helps people stay connected to their medical providers, but it also helps to mitigate the spread of COVID-19....
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The doctor will see you now – virtually.As hospitals and emergency departments urge more patients to stay home to avoid exposing themselves and others to COVID-19 and to reduce stress on the healthcare system, patient care has increasingly moved to web-based video and audio technology called telemedicine. The volume of virtual emergency medicine and ambulatory care visits, using NewYork-Presbyterian’s telemedicine service NYP OnDemand, has increased from about 20-40 patients per day in February...