May 18
COVID-19 and Telehealth: A New Era In Virtual Care

  May 18, 2020, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Gov. Roy Cooper’s statewide shutdown order has pushed North Carolinians online for everything from family gatherings to shopping and education. But the COVID-19 pandemic has also showcased the power and potential of virtual access to medical treatment and health care experts. A new paper co-authored by researchers at the John Locke Foundation and the Brookings Institution explores the telehealth field’s impact on limiting the spread of disease and ensuring access during the pandemic, and importantly, on the opportunities and challenges ahead to ensure a thriving and efficient telehealth industry. In this Shaftesbury In Place conversation, we’ll explore telemedicine’s impact with experts in public policy and medicine.

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We are North Carolina’s Most Trusted and Influential Source of Common Sense. The John Locke Foundation was created in 1990 as an independent, nonprofit think tank that would work “for truth, for freedom, and for the future of North Carolina.” The Foundation is named for John Locke (1632-1704), an English philosopher whose writings inspired Thomas Jefferson and the other Founders.

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