8 Reasons Why Health Care Providers Should Offer Telehealth Visits
The Covid-19 pandemic has been an eye-opener for what really matters in both our personal and professional lives. Healthcare providers especially have faced new challenges, such as balancing best-practice patient care and reworking guidelines to protect and support their personnel.
These challenges gave telehealth—the digital distribution of health-related information and services—a chance to grab the spotlight. And while the pandemic has pushed telehealth forward, its ability to provide a high level of medical care in numerous situations will make the technology a permanent fixture in healthcare.
There are at least eight benefits of making telehealth part of the holistic health practice of your hospital.
Patients must consider a variety of personal barriers when booking a doctor’s appointment: travel time, time off work, childcare. Telehealth visits dramatically reduce these considerations, reducing stress and increasing flexibility. Even established patients highly appreciate and prefer its convenience because of such advantages as family closeness, preferred modality, and improved self-management.
Patients benefit as well from reduced transportation and waiting times. Collectively, on-demand virtual visits can help your patients balance work, life, and healthcare.