Using Telehealth to Fight Infectious Disease

Telehealth has gained traction recently due to the opportunities in care and convenience it offers to both patients and providers. One of telehealth’s most relevant features, given the current COVID-19 crisis, is its ability to support social distancing and quarantine precautions. In a March 23, 2020 article “Using Telehealth to Fight Infectious Disease,” Athenahealth highlights a Utah-based health system’s use of telehealth to combat the dangers of inappropriate antibiotic prescribing and the challenge of managing infectious diseases in remote areas. Additional telehealth resources are available on the athenahealth’s health care technology knowledge hub webpage.