Telehealth has the potential to increase clinical workflow efficiency. It can allow for faster prioritization of care delivery, triaging each case as well as improving communication by capturing, storing, and utilizing patient data for better medical decision-making.
Fremont, CA: While the unfortunate coronavirus pandemic has severely impacted industries, telehealth has turned the pandemic into an opportunity. The idea of providing virtual care has been around for a while, and telemedicine has made it possible.
Let us look at some of the benefits of telehealth:
Improved Clinical Workflows
Telehealth has the potential to increase clinical workflow efficiency. It can allow for faster prioritization of care delivery, triaging each case as well as improving communication by capturing, storing, and utilizing patient data for better medical decision-making. Telehealth tools can help simplify performance improvements, including increasing patient satisfaction scores.
Reduces Patient Costs
Patients invest a lot of time and money seeking the right healthcare. A telehealth visit allows the doctor to visit the patient on their laptop, phone, or another digital device. The costs of travel, parking, childcar
e, as well as taking time off work can cost a lot. Besides, the extra effort that it takes to travel to a remote doctor’s clinic can cause stress. Covering a long distance can be expensive. In such cases, telehealth can play a significant
role and facilitate providing patient care.
Better Healthcare Quality
Surveys have revealed that telehealth has improved healthcare quality, particularly in rural settings. That is because the technology has the potential to improve service delivery as well as treatment of acute conditions. Telehealth is also being utilized to divert unnecessary ER visits. It also makes receiving treatment more convenient by enabling patients to receive care without traveling long distances.
More Practice Revenue
Apart from decreasing overhead costs per visit, telehealth is less time-absorbing, both for the provider and patient. Telehealth can enable physicians to bill for uncompensated phone calls while also increasing hours to capture more billable time. Telehealth reduces no-shows and can enhance the efficiency of a practice.