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The Use of Technology and Telemedicine in the Battle Against COVID-19 and Coronavirus

March 16, 2020

Today we join the conversation around COVID-19 and the use of technology and telemedicine to enable efficient communication among physicians, healthcare professionals, and patients.

In this Bonus SoundPractice episode, Mike Sacopolus speaks with Dr. Peter Alperin. Peter Alperin, MD trained as an internal medicine physician at UCSF and is currently Vice President at Doximity where he leads the development of products geared towards clinicians.  

Communication is the centerpiece of good healthcare and the use of technology (remote evaluation and monitoring, basic video conferencing, telemedicine) is being used to triage patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Dr. Alperin discusses how physicians and payers are embracing telehealth, using technology for clinical care, and the emerging models for reimbursement for these services.  Physicians are also honing their clinical skills, working remotely in a safe manner, and looking for jobs and opportunities that leverage telemedicine and other technologies.

Join us as Dr. Alperin shares his thoughts on technology and telemedicine benefits for patients and physicians, particularly when practicing amid an infectious disease pandemic like COVID-19.

Contact Peter Alperin, MD, at palperin@doximity.com

RESOURCES

Telemedicine and COVID-19 Billing and Coding Frequently Asked Questions
https://codingintel.com/telemedicine-and-covid-19-faq/

TIME -The Coronavirus Outbreak Could Finally Make Telemedicine Mainstream in the U.S.
https://time.com/5793535/coronavirus-telemedicine-telehealth/