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Study Identifies Oncology Health Professionals’ Conflicting Perceptions of Telehealth

A study published in JAMA Network Open highlighted the conflicting opinions of oncologic health care professionals regarding telehealth and gave insight into potential barriers which need to be further investigated or improved for the expansion and continued utilization of the virtual service.

These results are particularly relevant given the continued effects of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, which has forced institutions worldwide to design or expand telehealth programs.

“While it remains unclear how long these changes will last, COVID-19 has ushered in a new era for telehealth services, and further research regarding the barriers to offering them due to perceived financial impact is necessary,” wrote the study authors, who were led by Arianna Heyer.

In this qualitative study, investigators used interviews conducted with medical oncology health professionals at…

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