TQ TeleConnection- February 2019

Telemedicine Extends Palliative Care to the Outpatient Setting


February 11, 2019 - A lot of time and effort is expended in creating a care plan for life-limiting illnesses after those illnesses have taken hold. But palliative care experts say that care coordination and management could be better planned out through telemedicine.

“Care planning and care decisions are very personal and very relational,” says Dr. Christopher P. Comfort, the Medical Director of New York City’s Calvary Hospital. “But there really is not the manpower of palliative care specialists to provide those services face-to-face. There’s a wonderful opportunity here to … make this (process) better.”

mHealth Intelligence (2/11/19)

Eric Wicklund