The Doctor’s Advocate | Fourth Quarter 2020

New Telehealth White Paper

Telemedicine use has skyrocketed during COVID-19: By the end of April, visits in the U.S. had risen to nearly one million per week. While telemedicine can provide sweeping benefits, healthcare providers must also be aware of existing and emerging risks. Find expert insights to protect yourself and your patients in our new white paper, Your Patient Is Logging On Now: The Risks and Benefits of Telehealth in the Future of Healthcare.

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