Massachusetts General Hospital used telehealth to service snowed in Bostonians this past week so they didn’t miss an outpatient visit. It’s high time we bring direct-to-consumer telehealth to the forefront…there’s just one caveat.
In some areas of Boston this week, two-plus feet of snow fell and trapped people inside their homes. In this hopeless situation, you’re pretty much destined to wait a day, break out the Netflix, and eat the food you quickly grabbed from the grocery aisle in the hectic run-up to the storm. Your options are pretty limited.