Posted On May 27, 2020
Utilizing Virtual Care to Address Physical, Behavioral, and Social Components of Health
Guest Authored by Clayton Wilson, Research Assistant, Ziegler
Improving one’s health and wellness is typically more complex than simply improving access to physicians. While increased access to care is critically important – particularly during the current pandemic – long-term, sustained improvements in health and wellness often require a more holistic, integrated approach that addresses the physical, behavioral, and social components of wellbeing, all of which are deeply interrelated pieces of overall health. Fortunately, virtual care models have the unique ability to influence patient outcomes by identifying and addressing not only the physical phenomenon of an illness but also the behavioral and social factors that may be more apparent and more effectively treated outside of the office environment.