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May 31, 2024

Explore the Advantages of Using Telehealth Video Calls

Convenience and health are enhanced via telemedicine, which allows for phone or video consultations involving patients and their physicians. More medical professionals are now providing computer and smartphone "seeing" or telehealth video call services to their patients. 

"Health organisations are broadening their telehealth options and offering virtual appointments. Owing to technological advancements, telemedicine is now more accessible, even to individuals who are not computer literate.” Through mobile app or online platform, patients can request virtual appointments with a variety of physicians, practitioners, and therapists and benefit you with: 

  • Consultations available anywhere, at any time.
  • GDPR-compliant and HIPAA-compliant video
  • Always adhere to HIPAA regulations.
  • Computerized patient waiting areas
  • Efficient patient flow control
  • The list of upcoming and waiting patients is easily accessible to practitioners.
  • Obtain clear and safe consultations for several patients and staff members from different physical and virtual locations.
  • During virtual meetings, keep everyone informed and facilitate immediate file sharing.
  • To maximise convenience, practitioners utilise a single URL while waiting.

The following are just a few benefits of telemedicine:

 Efficiency and convenience

When you're unwell, telemedicine eliminates the need for you to drive to the doctor's office or clinic, park, walk, or wait in a waiting area. From the convenience of your space, you can visit your doctor. Virtual visits could be easier to accommodate within your busy schedule. Telemedicine may even be able to save you from having to plan child care or take time off from work, depending on your schedule. 

Management of Contagious Diseases

Physicians can check patients for potential infectious diseases using telehealth visits, which can help stop the spread of infectious diseases. Additionally, it eliminates the need for sick individuals to visit the office. Everyone benefits from reduced exposure to other people's germs, but those who are elderly, immune-compromised, pregnant, or chronically sick benefit most. 

Improved Evaluation

Since telemedicine enables certain specialised practitioners to visit you in your home, it can be advantageous for them. For example, allergists may be able to identify environmental cues that cause you to become allergic to something. Physical, occupational, and neurological therapists can watch you and evaluate your capacity to manage and navigate your home. Counselling and evaluation for mental health issues can also be obtained via telemedicine. 

Family Relationships

It's usually beneficial to have relatives along to help with information gathering, questioning, and taking notes on your doctor's responses when you consult with them. If you give permission, telemedicine can allow your family members to participate virtually in the visit, even if they reside across the city or even the nation. 

Primary Care and the Management of Chronic Conditions

Your family's health depends on routine visits to primary care physicians, such as those who specialise in internal medicine, family medicine, and paediatrics. Getting in touch with a physician or nurse practitioner is simple thanks to telemedicine. It is possible to save time by employing technologies that enable new patients to schedule an appointment with the next available practitioner.

more dependable and efficient than traditional communication methods.

Effective communication is essential for providing excellent patient care in the healthcare industry. You need to have effective communication with your patients. It is significant to note that the norm for remote healthcare communication has historically been phone conversations. It should be mentioned that phone-patient interactions have resulted in financial losses for medical offices, as they have served as a loss leader.

Video calling and telemedicine have become more common over time, and they are now considered to be safe and effective ways to communicate with patients. Some hospitals have spent a lot of money on patient portal software to help with patient communication. 

Preserve your competitive edge.

Any healthcare practitioner who can satisfy their patients flexibly and reliably has an advantage over their competitors thanks to video conferencing. Given the exponential growth of telemedicine video conferencing in the medical profession, every practice looking to outperform its competitors should view it as the gold standard. 

Regardless of their residence, you can treat your patients anywhere by employing telemedicine video conferencing services. You may spend more time with each patient without sacrificing time for your overall schedule because of technology. All of your patients will value the opportunity to receive attentive listening and care during a virtual house call.

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