A Message from Our President - March 2021

Has it really been a year?

It seems like yesterday we sent our associates home without any clear idea of when they’d be back, where the pandemic would take us, or when we’d see a return to normal. With vaccine rollouts increasing across the country, it seems like a return to normal is on the horizon.

It certainly has been an interesting year for everyone – especially in telemedicine. It seems like the pandemic flipped a switch. After spending the better part of VirtualMed Staff’s history explaining what telemedicine is, the conversation has shifted and now everybody knows what it is and how it benefits healthcare facilities, patients, and communities. This is great for us in a lot of ways, but it’s especially great for the patients we serve.

I believe this last year has shown us just how important telemedicine is and how much it can make an impact on the lives of patients and families across the country. In many ways, the pandemic has accelerated VirtualMed Staff’s mission and we’re excited to see what’s in store as telemedicine legislation changes and adoption continues to grow.  

One of the most valuable components of our organization that I want to highlight is our physicians. It was their support and dedication throughout 2020 that brought us through this difficult year and really made our telemedicine programs shine. We cannot begin to thank them enough and that’s why we’re working on recognizing their efforts in a variety of ways – one of which is an upcoming series of articles and interviews.

Over the next few months, our newsletter will include a new Physician Spotlight Series. There, we’ll highlight different members of our team and share their stories, how they became involved with telemedicine, their passions, and more. We hope you’ll take the time to read them and hear what they have to say. There are some truly incredible stories and we’re excited to be able to share them with you.

As always, thank you for reading. I’m excited to see what the next 12 months have in store for us and hope that this newsletter finds everyone well.  

Jack Williams