Telehealth has come a long way since the days of talking to a random doctor – who was on a panel selected by a corporate health insurance scheme – over the telephone. Nowadays, patients want to communicate with their own family doctor and someone who knows their medical history and thanks to the growing use of video consultations that is exactly what is possible.
The changing way in which doctors and patients interact, has undoubtedly, been challenging for some medical practices to adapt to, but those that have embraced the shift towards video consultations have already started to see some tremendous benefits.
DRIVERS OF CHANGE
There are four key drivers that have influenced this change in behavior and how we now access medical care and they are cost, time, location and technology.
DATA SECURITY COMPLIANCE
One of the greatest challenges facing any online environment or solution is data security and that is why it is essential for any medical practice to ensure that the video consultation software they use is fully HIPAA compliant.
It is around this core fundamental principle that MedRealTime has been designed so that not only can doctors save time, money and deliver better levels of care, but that they can do so knowing that all the information that is shared is held confidentially and securely.
It is not just doctors that will start to see the benefits that come from adopting video consultations but patients, healthcare administrators and businesses will do too. No longer will an employee have to take an entire morning off work just for a short visit to the doctor and instead consultations can be carried out remotely and fitted in around their schedule.
Patients going through a telehealth program won’t be referred to a doctor who they have never seen before but will be able to access their own doctor who will be able to deliver a care package tailored to their patient’s needs.
Healthcare and medical practice administrators will be able to spend more time caring for the patient and improving the healthcare experience rather than chasing up payments, following up on missed appointments or scheduling the doctor’s calendar.
When all of these benefits are added together they can have a huge advantageous impact on how medical care is delivered in America and that is the MedRealTime difference.