Health Equity Will Eliminate Medical Problems
There are evidence-based reports and healthcare testimonies that patients in rural areas are not receiving the proper care resulting in a higher risk for disease and higher mortality.
- Help sick patients exposed to healthcare inequity.
- Remove breaches in health services.
- Eliminate inequalities in hospitals and the healthcare community.
- Develop resources for hospitals struggling with quality patient care.
- Eradicate discrepancy to patient care and patient health due that have limited hospital supplies.
Some Examples of Poor Healthcare in Rural Locations
- Low-quality health care is a common theme in remote areas.
- Health care disparities happening during the outbreak.
- Inconsistencies are prevalent in treating patients and everyday medical challenges.
- No access to additional medical staff to help provide proper health care.
- Many patients will often go without treatment or not receive any care due to:
- low income, seniors or the poor
- or the uneducated with no health insurance
- patients that don’t speak or different ethnicity
- sexual orientation or race
- socioeconomic status or disability status
- Rural location issues, no treatment to patients, no resources — resulting in higher mortality rates.
- No personal protection equipment (PPE) available to medical staff.
Hospitals, providers, and a patient can leverage the use of electronic communications utilizing software with clinical content and medical care. The telehealth platform provides doctors with a safe way to treat sick, infected, or contagious patients with fast access to a nurse or doctors. Healthcare advice easily accessible.
- E-clinical services and treatment handled through virtual tools and equipment via video chat — through online access to a telehealth platform.
- The telemedicine system is modern technology with a telecommunications platform for doctors to check-in on patients virtually.
- Patient’s information and health data can be stored, shared anywhere in the country, and records can immediately be analyzed.
Telehealth or e-health gives health care professionals the ability to effectively and efficiently evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients remotely using telecommunications technology.
- Retrieve medical help fast and access to e-health check-ups.
- Quickly receive therapeutic solutions and medical advice without exposing doctors to diseases and viruses — without having to travel to a hospital or doctor’s office.
- Instant patient help, questions can be answered quickly.
- Patients have care comfort with 24/7 access to nurses or their doctors using mobile devices.
Problems Arise During the Pandemic
As the Legislation and Executive Branch (House and The Senate) review a new bill to ease constraints on provider policies, reduce high restrictions on Telehealth, protective gear necessary for hospitals.
Health organizations appeal to congress for new rules and changes to loosen up on telehealth provisions.
- Doctors, nurses and first responders exposed to infected patients.
- Limited or no protective gear and medical supplies for healthcare professionals.
- Patients in rural areas receiving no or very little care and treatment and now access to internet.
- The global disparity in Health Equity for COVID-19 patients and healthcare medical personnel.
- Telehealth has strict guidelines on Medicare patients and high restrictions.
- Telemedicine not available or not utilized in hospitals and medical clinics – low internet speed.
- Hospitals are unable to implement virtual technology due to cost.
- No time to fix problems during the pandemic.
- In-person visits required due to provider policies.
- Zero telemedicine availability during a pandemic.
- Limited or no access to the internet for hospitals in rural locations.
- Doctors and first responders diagnosed with Coronavirus due to exposed to virus.
- The Healthcare community urgently needs help as hospitals await new bill.
- Obstacles treating patients due to in-person care. Areas exposed to patients with virus.
- Patients are not immediately quarantined due to space and staff availability.
Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act
A congressional effort, the emergency aid package will waive telehealth restrictions and bring more hospitals a safe environment to treat patients. Telehealth resources globally expanded as the Senate approves funding. The bill offers additional help, resources, and support to medical personnel, healthcare providers, and afflicted patients.
Policy Highlights Provide
- Free COVID-19 testing and 2-weeks paid emergency leave for anyone diagnosed and treating the Coronavirus.
- To reduce requirements during the COVID-19 outbreak – remove person visits.
- Financial resources available and expansion to hospitals.
- Build E-communication and advanced technology with Telehealth and Telemedicine.
- Help protect individuals, families, and health professionals with easy access to practical help and medical care treatment by video chat.
- Help to loosen limitations and constraints on Medicare telehealth coverage in emergencies.
- Waives HIPP requirements on Medicare beneficiaries and expands access to care virtually for everyone with treatment faster and safer.
- Broaden access to telemedicine in remote and rural areas with telemedicine.
- Protect doctors and nurses battling the disease with patients with the ability to use virtual telecommunications and teleservices with high-speed internet.
New Initiative – Instituting Health IT Infrastructure with e-Resources
Now, more than ever, the administration and health care organizations with a global crisis growing every day, health care organizations, and government agencies reduce health inequity.
Establish Global Health Equity to Improve Health Quality
As a nation, creating high quality and substantial health equity by developing a bill to protect citizens during vulnerable times such as patients in rural areas, seniors and healthcare professionals in an emergency or for the duration pandemic are topics of discussion. Legislation improves better access to treatment and healthcare.
Virtual technology helps doctors and patients with telemedicine telecommunications in an online platform setting. Gives immediate help to sick patients via phone or video chat, thereby protecting doctors and lessens the difficulty in treating Coronavirus patients during the pandemic.
- Incorporates electronic communications and software to provide clinical services to patients with the virus.
- Quick and immediate care for our most vulnerable, help the older population — seniors and veterans with medical. Including instant conversations are now available for patient-doctor, follow-ups with e-visits.
- Provide healthcare workers resources and many more e-tools to combat the spread of the virus.
The Trump Administration Signs the Coronavirus Aid Bill
Due to the damage of the Coronavirus — the Senate and the Coronavirus Emergency Funding legislation received requests by the American Telemedicine Association, HIMSS, The eHealth Initiative, Health Innovation Alliance, and Personal Connected Health Alliance to expand access of telehealth services to protect healthcare personnel. A significant victory as Trump moves forward and signs into law — the Coronavirus Funding Bill for $8.3 billion.
Advancing Health Equity
Protect the public and provide better healthcare policies and bills in an emergency.
- Improve education in hospitals on the basic fundamental of proper healthcare for all people.
- Develop ethical values — institute technology with e-health IT system for immediate healthcare and access to patients and doctors virtually.
- Health professionals would receive supplies, help, funds, and support to provide excellent healthcare to the public before or after a pandemic.
- Implement free testing to the public if infectious diseases suspected in the patient.