Acceleration of virtual care in a post-pandemic era

The pandemic was a test of our resilience. Around the globe, patients and providers were impacted by COVID in new and unprecedented ways. Close to 600,000 U.S. lives were lost and another three million were lost globally. Over $4 trillion was spent in response to the pandemic and its economic effects. Healthcare workers performed heroic feats, putting their lives on the line to deal with multiple surges of COVID patients surge. And we underwent a period of isolation with social distancing protocols put into place that impacted our social, emotional, physical, and mental health.  At the start of the pandemic, [...]