The month of August had five Tuesdays and we covered a wide gamut of topics.

To describe the benefits and value of telehealth we went from a Swiss Army Knife metaphor to the metaphor of “It takes a Village” closing out the month with a reminder to “Mind the Gap” (between your telehealth strategy and an excellent strategy.

The third article focused on dispelling common misconceptions about telehealth whereas the fourth addressed the relationship telehealth’s role with respect to the Social Determinants of Health.

Enjoy your readings!

P.S.: If there’s a telehealth topic you’d like me to cover in my weekly articles send me a quick email.

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Telehealth: The Swiss Army Knife of Healthcare

You probably knew that some editions of a Swiss Army Knife have a toothpick and a sawing blade. But did you know that telehealth can help healthcare organizations to attract and retain talented staff, foster being a good steward of community health and ensure the long-term financial success of the clinic?

Telemedicine: It takes a Village

Telemedicine — practicing medicine at a distance — is often thought of as primarily a technology challenge – digital literacy, connectivity, and reliable software. Yet well-done telemedicine actually requires the participation of the whole organization to create a truly great care experience.

Six Common Misconceptions about Telehealth

Misconceptions are inaccurate ideas or wrong perceptions. 4 of the 6 most common misconceptions about #telehealth and #telemedicine are focusing on the notion that telehealth is actually not about tele, but about medicine.

The social determinants of health (SDoH) account for more than 80% of the health outcomes. Telehealth can remove some of the barriers.

“Mind the Gap” is a warning that you find on subway and train platforms, reminding you to not accidentally get stuck in the gap between the platform and the train. But are you aware of your gap between your telehealth strategy and an excellent strategy that you may get stuck in?