OB/GYN Practice Expands Telehealth to Continue Caring for Patients During COVID-19 Pandemic
Like many other healthcare practices across the
“Going from a few beta sites using telehealth to live with nearly all of our providers within such a short time period highlights NextGen Healthcare’s ability to implement virtual visits quickly and efficiently,” said Dr.
Before the pandemic, Capital Women’s Care providers primarily used telehealth to address semi-urgent patient concerns. During the government mandated halt of non-emergency appointments, the use of virtual visits expanded into more areas of their practice including the ability to offer obstetrics. An added benefit of video visits versus teleconference is that doctors recognize nonverbal cues from the patient, something that is entirely lost in an audio-only interaction. This additional information allowed Capital Women’s to improve accuracy in diagnosis.
“Capital Women’s Care is a large and enduring independent practice because it has adapted to its patients’ needs effectively, in part by leveraging technology,” said
Staying up to date with well-woman visits and screenings is a critical part of women’s healthcare. Doctors advise against skipping OB/GYN appointments due to the COVID-19 pandemic, especially if there are issues that need to be discussed with a doctor. In a survey conducted by analyst firm
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About Capital Women’s Care
Since 1998, the Capital Women's Care network enables rapid coordination with specialists to address individual medical needs, including second opinions, urogynecology services, high risk pregnancy care, ultrasounds, mammography and surgical procedures. Surgical Centers providing outpatient gynecological surgery and osteoporosis screening have been established to provide immediate access to the latest medical technologies. Learn more at cwcare.net.
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