Jacob Knudsen, 13 (pictured), is one of thousands of cancer patients whose care continued safely and without interruption at Kaiser Permanente Northern California despite the unfolding COVID-19 pandemic.
It’s difficult to watch patients with COVID-19 suffering alone, with no family nearby to provide comfort. Seeing the loneliness patients in isolation are experiencing weighs heavily on the minds of front-line care providers at Kaiser Permanente Fresno.
Telemedicine is quickly becoming health care’s first line of defense against COVID-19. The Permanente Medical Group (TPMG) has ramped up its telehealth services to minimize foot traffic in offices and to educate patients.