LANSING—Officials at Connected Nation Michigan have announced the latest in a series of free webinars focused on telehealth usage and advances for patients and doctors, and how the technology is impacting the health care industry as a whole.
Since the coronavirus outbreak, more and more patients are using online technologies to meet with their health care providers. The aim of the seminars is to make it easier for all Michigan residents to connect to their primary care doctor while staying healthy at home.
“After COVID-19, there was an immediate need to reduce in-person contact, especially in health care facilities,” said Eric Frederick, Connected Nation Michigan executive director. “CN Michigan has researched and completed a comprehensive telehealth study that looked at the use and perceptions of telehealth in rural areas. This study showed why health systems should use telehealth technologies to reach more patients, especially in today’s unpredictable world.”
The third webinar in the series will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 25, at 11 a.m. Eastern time via Zoom. CN Michigan officials will talk with experts from Baptist Health and Michigan State University about new innovations in wearable technology for patients. They will also discuss the “next big thing” in telemedicine and what is being done to create a telehealth approach that’s more consumer driven.
“Our goal for the webinar is to facilitate a broad discussion between participants and our panel of experts,” said Frederick. “The discussion will center on the evolution of telehealth, areas that need attention, and telehealth research.”
If you are interested in increasing your understanding and knowledge of the changing face of telehealth, CN Michigan encourages you to sign up and attend the webinar later this month. You can register for the upcoming event at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CbyuAtoqQ1GiOIrAu5x_zQ
You can watch the previous webinars and get details about future events by visiting https://connectednation.org/michigan/healthcare-from-anywhere/.
Connected Nation Michigan is the local subsidiary of the national nonprofit Connected Nation, which has worked for nearly two decades to insure high-speed internet access to every family, business, and community in the United States.