What are the advantages of telemedicine
Telemedicine has proven to solve the barriers hindering health services between the patient and health provider such as poor transportation, failed appointments and many more.
Telemedicine increases access to care
Distance and travel time between patients and health care providers can limit access to care. The good news is, telemedicine can overcome geographic barriers to healthcare, especially for specialized providers. Telemedicine can be particularly beneficial for patients in less privileged communities and those in rural geographical locations where there are no medical practitioners.
Telemedicine improves quality of care delivery
Telemedicine can improve the quality of care for patients with both medical and mental health conditions. Recent research showed that with telemedicine, patients had:
40% fewer hospital admissions
30% fewer hospital re-admissions
62% more likely to spend fewer days in the hospital
Were more engaged in their healthcare
Telemedicine reduces healthcare costs
Telemedicine can improve efficiency of care delivery, reduce patient transportation expenses and can even keep patients out of the hospital. In fact, one study showed that telemedicine care had 19 percent savings compared to inpatient care cost.
Telemedicine enhances conventional one-on-one medicine
A strong doctor-patient relationship is the foundation for high-quality patient care and reducing health care costs. Telemedicine should support, not replace conventional care delivery. With telemedicine care providers can continue to care for patients, in-person care while still provide the flexibility and convenience of seeing patients remotely for follow up visits, check-ups, and education at the right time.
Telemedicine improves patient engagement and satisfaction
Telemedicine makes it easier and more convenient for patients to engage and communicate with their doctor or physician. Meaning they can confidently and conveniently open up to their health care providers.
Telemedicine improves provider satisfaction
Being a healthcare provider today can be challenging and stressful at times. Telemedicine can improve job satisfaction by making it easier to meet with patients. Providers can use telemedicine to make it easier to balance their work and family life.
To learn more about Telemedicine in Houstonand how it works? Contact our team at Mirvana Acupuncture today!