What is Telemedicine?
Simply stated, telemedicine is the use of telecommunications technology to provide health care. It is used when distance makes it impractical or impossible for a patient to meet with a medical professional in person. This most often occurs in remote rural locations or when the expertise of a specialty practitioner is rare, but it can also be used for patients who are not very mobile.
Telemedicine may take the form of phone conversations or video chat.
Is Telemedicine Right For Us?
Telemedicine is an excellent option for many hospitals, nursing facilities, clinics and other health systems. Some wonder about the need for technical expertise, security and compliance issues, and costs. Consider:
- Many facilities that successfully adopt telemedicine do so with little or no IT departments
- Most of the facilities that work with 1DocWay are able to get telemedicine up and running in less than 5 hours
- Most of the facilities that work with 1DocWay don't have to purchase any new hardware or software
The Benefits of Telemedicine
Telemedicine offers many benefits including increased access to specialists, improved safety of patients, reduced ED boarding, reduced transport costs, reduced hospital admissions and readmissions. The results are higher clinical outcomes, greater patient satisfaction, and better efficiency and lower costs.
Explore telemedicine to see if it's a right fit for you.
Contact 1DocWay for more information about how telemedicine can help your organization.