Telemedicine Usage Remains High Among Rheumatologists as Interest Wanes in Other Specialties
There was an explosion in the use of telemedicine during the COVID-19 pandemic, but usage has stabilized and varies between specialties. However, telemedicine use is still somewhat high among rheumatologists, according to speakers at the 2023 Rheumatology Winter Clinical Symposium.
Speaking in general about the future of rheumatology, Jack Cush, MD, a rheumatologist based in Dallas and executive editor of RheumNow.com, said it is up to rheumatologists to adapt to the changing winds in the specialty.
“The future is going to happen no matter what, so the question is, are you going to go along with it? Are you going to be a part of it? Are you going to be resistant to it?” Dr. Cush asked attendees. “Your recent experience with COVID would tell you maybe what your path is going to be if you’re dying to get back to the way it once was.”