August 3, 2022
Access to medical services is a priority for all. While telemedicine and telemental health have been in use since the 1950s, demand for these services exploded during the pandemic when broad waivers enabled greater access to virtual care. In fact, the CDC reported earlier this year that one in four surveyed had used telehealth services in the prior month.
The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) is focused on advancing telehealth and working to change the way the world thinks about healthcare. They aim to ensure access to safe, affordable, and effective care when and where it is needed.
Congressman Erik Paulsen recently spoke with Kyle Zebley, ATA’s Vice President of Public Policy about the benefit of broadening access to healthcare using technology and the need to protect its use for future populations.