By Suzanne Foster, Cardinal Health
The shift to virtual care is transforming healthcare. Thanks to ever-improving technologies and digital tools, virtual care was gaining traction before the COVID-19 pandemic, but accelerated dramatically last year, as providers and patients sought ways to minimize the virus’ spread.
As president of Cardinal Health at-Home Solutions, I lead the work of bringing healthcare into the home. We serve more than three million customers each year through two distinct businesses: Edgepark, which delivers products directly to consumers, and Cardinal Health at-Home, which serves home care and hospice agencies. Cardinal Health is uniquely positioned to support home healthcare, thanks to our strength as a provider of medical supplies. With more than 40,000 different suppliers, we offer a nationwide supply chain capability and a robust logistics and distribution network.
We know healthcare meets patients where they are. More and more, consumers are demanding easier access to care, and they want to receive that care at home.