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Telemedicine and Coronavirus

“The more we can prevent people from having to move around, the better,” said Lisa Bard Levine, chief executive of the MAVEN Project. Photo: Shutterstock
Monday, March 23, 2020

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. healthcare system is bracing to face a huge wave of new patients. What can we do to ease the burden on our clinics and hospitals? Telemedicine might be one option, says Lisa Bard Levine, M05, who earned her MD and MBA at Tufts University School of Medicine.

She’s the chief executive of the MAVEN Project—the Medical Alumni Volunteer Expert Network—a nonprofit health care organization that uses video conferencing, phone and other remote methods to support primary care providers nationwide. Tufts Now talked to her about how the same tools we’re using to work from home during the pandemic might be harnessed to improve care.

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