How Do I Know if Telemedicine is Right For Us?

Over the past few months of talking with different organizations about the ways that 1DocWay helps hospitals, nursing facilities, and clinics, I’ve heard different variations of the same concern: is telemedicine right for us?

Some people think their facility might be too small to benefit from telemedicine, or their organization doesn’t have the technical expertise to adapt to a telemedicine system. There are concerns about managing the security and compliance needs in an organization that already has constraints on IT personnel and resources.

These are smart questions and in any business decision it’s important to assess the risks of moving forward.

In the last 24 months 1DocWay has helped over 50 facilities adopt telepsychiatry and every day more FCHQs, primary care clinics, and nursing homes are choosing telepsychiatry. When deciding whether telemedicine is right for your organization, consider some of these facts:

  • Most facilities adopting telepsychiatry have no IT department at all or up to one person managing all of IT for that facility.
  • Over 90% of the facilities that we work with are able to get telemedicine up and running with less than 5 hours of investment needed for technical set up and training.
  • Over 90% of the facilities that we work with don’t require any new purchases of hardware or software; they’re able to leverage existing technology as long as it was purchased within the last 3 years.

If you’re still not sure if telemedicine is right for your organization, reach out for a free consultation. We can talk about what the risks may be for your specific facility to move forward. Then, let’s review what the risks are of not moving forward!