The Resonance Test 65: Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal Examines Telemedicine
During the pandemic, telemedicine came charging into our lives. Now that the world is reopening, it’s time to assess what we’ve learned about healthcare at a distance and what it means for patients, providers and payors. To help orient us here, we’ve brought in Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal, author of An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back and Editor-in-Chief of Kaiser Health News, to give us an informed and honest opinion about how telemedicine might fit into our present and future. She tells our Jonathon Swersey that while she recognizes telemedicine’s benefits, she still has some doubts. “My worry always is that it will be sold as useful because it’s commercial, before it’s useful—and that could give the whole field a bad name, frankly.” It’s an important conversation for everyone with a stake in healthcare… which is to say, all of us.