Telehealth technology is rapidly changing the healthcare industry with digital technologies like remote patient management, live chat, and interactive online portals. From patients and caregivers to managers and insurance firms, it is getting more effective. The technology has enabled patients to communicate and consult with their doctors, share medical documents and get transcriptions through their smartphones. Unless for more serious diseases, a patient doesn’t need to physically visit their doctor and they can save the cost of travel and consultation fee.
Telehealth is helping to reduce the cost of medical care to patients and medical facilities. Some patients require specialized transport arrangements like the use of an ambulance to get to a doctor’s office. All patients who visit a doctor must pay consultation and they can spend an hour or more at the medical care facility. On the other hand, medical care facilities must rent or build more space to accommodate the flow of patients. With telehealth technology, all these costs are eliminated.
Helps manage patients from home
Patients discharged from ICUs, ERs, and those who undergo surgery might require many weeks of post-care. It is often difficult for these patients to go for revisits, especially if they are recovering from a stroke and neurological illnesses. Telehealthcare can help these patients undergo care from home. Medical care professionals can also use technology to help them solve medical billing issues for remote consultation.
Solving the problem of nurse shortage
There has been a shortage of nurses recently and the problem is worsening even as more nurses reach their retirement age. Telehealth will help manage this shortage as more patients choose to consult with their doctors remotely. Many practicing nurses also experience burnout from time to time and with fewer patients queueing at the waiting rooms, nurses can relax and become more productive.
Less pressure on health care facilities
When every parent needs to physically visit a health care facility, it increases pressure on healthcare professionals and support staff. The nurses and doctors have to serve and manage patients the whole day at the outpatient and inpatient wings. The support staff must deal with a lot of cleaning, files and so on. The accounting department receives pressure and has to look for better ways for managing billing issues.
Better service delivery
The growth of telehealth has helped health care professionals adopt the use of technology more like health apps and safer ways of sending and receiving patient data. The use of technology has helped doctors provide services in multiple locations, even in areas far beyond their physical location. Working parents can consult with a pediatrician while still at work or home without interrupting their work schedule.
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