Luis Alvarez of Alvarez Technology Group Chats About Telemedicine
Luis Alvarez this week, goes into detail on the increase in demand for telemedicine in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and how more teledoctors are doing their work remotely.
This week on Power Talk Radio the reoccurring segment featuring Luis Alvarez was all about telemedicine. “Tech Talk” takes place each Monday with the host chatting with the President and CEO of Alvarez Technology Group, an IT services company based in Salinas, California. They are the premier provider of services such as managed IT, business cybersecurity, VOIP, and cloud services. Luis Alvarez this week goes into detail on the increase in demand for telemedicine in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s just one of the significant changes people are seeing used more often in response to how the virus is changing our daily lives.
What is Telemedicine?
According to the Health Resources and Services Administrations (HRSA) of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, telemedicine or “telehealth,” as it’s sometimes called, is the practice of using videoconferencing or telecommunications to promote long-distance healthcare.
Doctors, nurses, and medical staff can see patients virtually from their homes. In the process of staying home during this coronavirus pandemic, it’s allowing healthcare providers to care for patients without actually needing them to come into the office or hospital. With social distancing being so vital to stop the spread of the virus, it’s lucky that telecommunications technology has progressed to the point that people can participate in their healthcare in this way. At the moment, it keeps healthcare professionals and the general public just a little bit safer to perform medical exams at a distance.
Medical Help While Social Distancing
Alvarez points out that the worst thing we can do right now is to visit a doctor’s office or hospital if you don’t need to be there. He says that most health companies have the option to go online to chat with a healthcare professional who can answer all your questions remotely.
With cameras, they can also do some video chatting with you to see how you are doing. It’s so much better than getting in your car to go to the emergency room with other sick people being present there sitting around. If you weren’t sick before, you might end up getting sick in the process. Ideally, you want to minimize your exposure to everyone at this time to avoid being exposed to COVID-19.
Teledoctors Have Ways to Diagnose you Remotely
Alvarez advises to be smart and talk to medical professionals remotely if you are having health issues before heading out to an actual office or hospital.
In the end, on a hopeful note, Alvarez says that we’ll come out of this “stronger and smarter than ever.”