The benefits of Telemedicine

Article provide by Francis Dunn, Miami, FL

Telemedicine allows doctors and patients to meet on the phone or on a video call. As additional pressures are placed on healthcare providers to meet demand, patients, doctors, and hospitals have found telemedicine a helpful tool to reach patients in the safety of their homes.

Although some conditions do require face-to-face appointments, many health conditions can be addressed through telemedicine. Here are some benefits that telemedicine offers both patients and doctors.

Easy access – Some patients need assistance at unusual times during the day. Telemedicine helps these patients receive access to medical care beyond standard consultation times.

Lower cost – Virtual consultations cost a lot less than in-person visits. As more insurance companies recognize telemedicine consultations, patients are confident to use such facilities.

Medical access for rural areas – Patients who live in the country do not have easy access to specialists and therefore delay seeing a doctor. However, with telemedicine patients can receive the healthcare they need from the best specialist.

Reduced exposure – A doctor’s waiting room can contribute to the spread of covid-19, colds, and other viruses. Online consultations help doctors and patients prevent unnecessary exposure.

Care for babies and children – Children can suffer from high fevers or fall drastically ill at strange times at night. Virtual healthcare gives parents the chance to reach a health care professional at any time.

No need for childcare – If a parent is ill, they will need to place their child in childcare to physically visit a doctor. However, telemedicine, allows parents to speak to their doctor in the comfort of their homes.

Reduce the number of staff – Due to the pandemic, many hospitals and clinics are understaffed. Permitting certain doctors to work from home, reduces the need for patients to visit the hospital, resulting in better management of staff.

'Francis Dunn'
‘Francis Dunn’

Francis Dunn is from Miami Florida. Francis William Dunn has spent the last twenty-five years working within the healthcare industry to improve corporate strategy and product development. He is the VP and co-founder of Medsite, Inc., a successful company that was later sold to WebMD. Francis Dunn understands how to be a successful leader and is often called upon for speaking engagements. His expertise in managing enterprise accounts continues to drive overall revenue for past employers.