Virtual health trends continue in 2021
During unprecedented times like the COVID-19 pandemic, virtual services and contact-free methods of communication are important for many people. It is especially important in the field of healthcare. New methods of delivering care such as telehealth checkups and video virtual appointments are innovative and popular methods of meeting with health care providers. The article below describes how one health clinic expanded its services through patient portals, secure messaging, and video appointments – all of which are HIPAA compliant. Web products and services such as these helps create more viable options for patients who are reluctant to see their providers in person out of concerns for COVID-19. In addition, the option to be able to create and use a personal portal for setting up and managing appointments provides a sense of security for many.