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‘It’s going to be a very integral part of how we move forward with medicine’

Joaqlin Estus

Indian Country Today

The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted countless changes. One that’s likely to stick is the more common use of telecommunications in the health field.

Both telemedicine, or the delivery of clinical care by telephone or the internet; and telehealth, which includes training, education and other communications; already play a bigger role than before the pandemic.

“In our practice, we never used telehealth before two months ago, and now I feel like I’m almost a mini expert in telehealth,” said Dr. Joseph Bell, Lummi, a pediatrician with the Spartanburg Regional Medical Center in South Carolina.

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