Article provide by Francis Dunn, Miami, FL
Telemedicine involves meeting your doctor remotely via video or over the phone, as an alternative to a physical appointment. As barriers such as covid-19 prevent patients from visiting hospitals, telemedicine has become a viable and effective option for patients as well as doctors. Mobile apps and online platforms have streamlined telemedicine while offering several benefits:
Convenience – Visiting a doctor when you are sick and in discomfort can be a hassle. A virtual appointment lets you meet your doctor in the comfort of your own home and allows you to arrange your appointment around work and childcare.
Reduced exposure – As contracting covid-19 is still a concern; virtual doctor visits will mean you will not be putting yourself and your family members at risk. Additionally, those who have a compromised immune system such as the chronically ill, pregnant women, or the elderly, will have less exposure to the sick.
A family member can join you – Most doctors discourage patients from being accompanied to physical visits due to the pandemic. Not being accompanied can leave some patients feeling uneasy and overwhelmed. Telemedicine allows you to include a family member who is with you or to bring in a family member who is elsewhere by sharing your screen. Including a family member in a consultation can help patients emotionally while helping them recall information.
Access to specialized care – Telemedicine will allow you to connect with a variety of specialists even with doctors who are not in your area or country. This accessibility can provide you with the best possible care and the opportunity to choose a doctor that suits your requirements.
Francis Dunn is from Miami Florida. He works as a data engineer and clinical analyst in the biotech industry. For the past 25 years he has focused on improving the world of healthcare using disruptive technologies. At DMDconnects, Francis Dunn discovered new ways to create revenue streams while managing enterprise clients. He was able to triple the size of client service teams while keeping the sales force motivated to win.