COVID-19 has taught us a lot about our healthcare. We’ve seen it bring unprecedented challenges and obstacles, which the healthcare industry has had to overcome as quickly and effectively as possible. One way that healthcare professionals are delivering care to their patients in the midst of a pandemic is telehealth.
Telehealth is simply the delivery of healthcare services and solutions via digital communications. This can look different depending on the doctor and specific case. Usually, telehealth’s services include patient education, medical care, and health information services using text messages, apps, video conferencing, and remote patient monitoring systems.
Currently, the telehealth industry is booming. With the technology available today, doctors and other healthcare professionals are able to connect with their patients just by using their phones. The extent to which a medical professional utilizes telehealth varies case by case, but all applications usually involve electronic communication services approved by Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Telehealth offers a significant amount of flexibility to medical professionals. Clinicians can order specific tests or lab work sent directly to patients’ homes. Let’s take a look at some of the pros and cons of telehealth.
There are plenty of benefits to telehealth—for both patients and medical professionals. Here are a few:
No solution or technology is without its flaws. Here are a few of the drawbacks of telehealth:
Telehealth offers plenty of benefits, but does have its downsides. Is your office ready to make the switch and overcome these challenges? At Blue Eagle Consulting, we provide healthcare organizations with the individuals crucial to making large software investments perform as expected. We help empower your staff with the software skills and expertise vital to managing critical patient information in today’s complex operating environments. Contact us today and let us help you improve your business and reach more clients efficiently and effectively. We can’t wait to help you!