We’ve been working closely with our clients from across the healthcare industry to create the application features and capabilities their organizations and patients need. Telehealth’s benefits and uses are transforming how healthcare organizations collaborate and deliver care to their patients. Through our recent conversations with our clients about their use and researching industry use cases, we have put together a list of the top reasons to incorporate Telehealth video chat for your organization.
1. Improve Collaboration Within Your Organization
Healthcare moves quickly. Providers are always on the move, sometimes making it difficult to get everyone into the same room to collaborate on patient care. With telehealth, providers can join in on a video call, allowing everyone to collaborate in real-time on patient care plans and treatment, regardless of their current location.
2. Remove Geographical Limitations
Limited resources to healthcare make it difficult for patients in specific geographic locations to access the care they need. This is especially true in regards to the Opioid Crisis impacting millions of lives in the United States alone. Telehealth helps to increase patients' access to treatment and specialists they need regardless of their location or physical/travel limitations.
3. Perform Remote Training for Staff and Patients
Be it an annual staff training on a new administrative process or training on a new piece of medical equipment used with patients, telehealth allows everyone to tune in with limited obstacles. Saving time on logistics, scheduling, and travel to get everyone in the office at the same time. Telehealth allows everyone to tune in, get the information they need, interact and collaborate, from their remote location.
4. Remotely Follow-Up and Monitor Patients
Sometimes a follow-up is not required for many out-patient procedures, however, patients often need to return to the office although they are not experiencing any negative outcomes. This takes time away from the patient, adds expenses in travel and sometimes a strain on their loved ones who must accompany the patient to an in-office follow-up. Post-treatment, a procedure, or monitoring a chronic condition is made easier for both healthcare providers and patients with convenient video chat, allowing for direct remote monitoring with a patient or through their home caregiver.
5. Reduce Healthcare Costs
As mentioned, travel costs can be reduced for both patients and providers. Providers are also able to save time and treat more patients with quicker HIPAA Compliant Video chat sessions, helping to increase revenue. Through remote monitoring, readmissions and recurring visits, and emergency care services are reduced, cutting down medical costs for patients and the overall healthcare industry.
6. Improve Efficiency in the Field for Faster Care Decisions
Providers in the field are able to reach out to primary providers, labs, and specialists to instantly gain more information and address their patients and their conditions. Teleheath consults help field caregivers get their patients the specialized care they need remotely with minimal wait times, allowing for faster, life-saving care decisions.
7. Deliver a Better Patient Experience
The items above all contribute to an overall improved care experience for patients. Patients are able to access faster and better quality care remotely, saving them time, and reducing their medical-related expenses. Their providers are able to collaborate in real-time, removing silos and helping deliver more holistic care. Patients can rest assured that they will have access to the providers they need and that their caregivers can stay connected and be better informed.
At Lua, we understand the importance of secure and real-time communication in helping providers work together to deliver a greater quality of healthcare. Learn more about our all-in-one HIPAA compliant, secure messaging and Telehealth application by trying it out yourself - request a free trial.