What is a Telemedicine Company?
Simply stated, a telemedicine company is a company that uses telecommunications technology to facilitate health care. Telemedicine companies are used when long distances make it difficult for a patient to meet with a medical professional in person. This is usually the case in remote rural locations or when the expertise of a specialty practitioner is rare. It can also be used for patients for whom it is difficult to move.
Telemedicine companies use phone conversations or video chat to enable the patient and the medical professional to meet.
Is a Telemedicine Company Right For Us?
Telemedicine companies work with many hospitals, nursing facilities, clinics and other health systems. Before choosing to work with a telemedicine company it's common to wonder about the need for technical expertise, security and compliance issues, and costs. Consider:
- Most of the facilities that successfully work with telemedicine companies do so with small or no IT departments
- Most of the facilities that work with 1DocWay as their telemedicine company are able to get up and running in less than 5 hours
- Most of the facilities that work with 1DocWay as their telemedicine company don't have to purchase any new hardware or software
The Benefits of a Telemedicine Company
A telemedicine company offers many benefits including greater access to health care specialists, improved safety of patients, and reduced ED boarding, transport costs, and hospital admissions. The results of working with a telemedicine company are higher clinical outcomes, increased patient and staff satisfaction, and better efficiency with lower costs.
Contact us to learn more about telemedicine companies to see if they're a right fit for you.
Contact 1DocWay for more information about how telemedicine can help your organization.