From his home office in Rockville, MD, Dr. Andrew Barbash, a neurologist who provides remote consultations for Specialists on Call, particularly in the area of stroke care, discusses the benefits of health it and how it increases engagement and treatment for patients. While there is much debate around the country about regulation of health it, and proposed legislation is different from state to state, the real issue Barbash tells USA Today, is that, “the patient needs to be seen.”
Barbash practices telemedicine from his home. He says he can do a better job remotely and has visual access to the patient, the medical records and the test images. Not only is he helping the patient in these virtual assessments, but he is also helping the care team. “I am partnering with a nurse or a nurse practitioner or physician assistant,” Barbash says in the video. “That person on the other end is getting more educated. They’re enhancing their experience. They’re increasing their comfort level around doing basic assessments. ”
Prior to his role as a consultant, Barbash previously ran the neurosciences and stroke program at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, MD. According to Barbash, the experience is a win-win for all involved.
Watch this video from USA Today, as this veteran physician discusses more of the benefits of health it: