Telehealth isn‘t just a trend here are 8 reasons why you should be paying attention.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about many changes, particularly when it comes to healthcare. Now more than ever have health systems been forced to look at the patient journey with a heavy emphasis on safety – not only that of the patient, but of all healthcare staff.
One previously undervalued patient care method has been telehealth. However, as concern of safety rose, so did the popularity of virtual health. Subsequently leading to telehealth grabbing the spotlight.
And while safety may have been the trigger for its subsequent success, telehealth users have discovered a variety of benefits for overall health systems, 8 of which you can learn about here.
- Telehealth has numerous effects on patient care. Patients have more flexibilty, adhere better to their treatments and have better outcomes as a result.
- Medical professionals benefit personally and professionally from telehealth. With telemedicine, they're able to benefit not only physically, but mentally, and are able to increase collaboration between different medical disciplines, respectively. Furthermore, they can follow up very easily with their patient.
- Hospital systems benefit overall by being able to expand their patient base, and therefore their catchment are, as well as reducing overall costs.