Since the COVID-19 pandemic, many healthcare professionals have increased their virtual offerings — like video conferences — to continue to care for patients while following guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to mitigate the spread of the virus. This is just one example of telemedicine (also known as telehealth), which is distributing health-related services and information via electronic information and telecommunications, and the need is on the rise. With telemedicine trending to be a mainstay in how healthcare professionals treat patients, Brian Link, MD, University of Iowa, provides an overview of telehealth and how it affects lymphoma patients and survivors.
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