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How to Meet the Challenges of Telemedicine

Posted by Infinit-O on Jun 21, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Topics: Healthcare

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With the major trend in Home Healthcare, Telemedicine has become one of the go-to options. This revolutionary service healthcare providers offer helps homebound patients quality care without going to the hospital. This saves them time and effort, especially if they are of a certain age. While some do feel that a visit to a doctor’s clinic gives them more confidence, a high number of individuals believe that Telemedicine is a good alternative to face-to-face visits.

Telemedicine, when done right, will make your healthcare business more profitable and will retain patient loyalty. It’s time to make the right decision for both your company and your patients who deserve topnotch healthcare services.

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What is Telemedicine?

Telemedicine, on the surface, delivers healthcare services remotely, particularly to homebound patients. It’s becoming a sought-after solution for those who cannot always leave their homes for a number of reasons. In fact, according to a CISCO Global Survey, around 74% of patients prefer easy access to healthcare services over in-person interactions with providers. It’s much easier now with video conferencing apps like Zoom, Skype, and Google Hangout and other online patient management systems, such as Electronic Healthcare Systems.

Telemedicine definitely does improve patient engagement: they won’t miss appointments, and you can reach a wider region. So it’s basically a win-win situation—it’s convenient for both the patient and the healthcare provider.

Challenges of Telemedicine

But it doesn’t go without challenges. For starters, regulatory and licensing concerns might hinder telemedicine products or devices from being approved. What’s more, regulations and licensing policies vary from country to country—in the US however, it depends on the state—so it’s a tricky process for telemedicine services.

Another challenge that telemedicine services face is data security risks. Patient management systems contain important information about their clients, from full name to type of condition, and without secure servers, these pieces of information are susceptible to hackers during a security breach. Healthcare businesses must ensure their patients’ data must be kept safe and secure at all times.

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Recruiting the right talent is also a challenge. You may have a strong in-house team of nurses with experience in telemedicine, but if they are not well-trained to handle and organize information or wrongly assess a patient’s condition, telemedicine will instead be a disservice.

With all these challenges, what’s a solution that you can use to improve your telemedicine service?

Find a Trusted Partner

One great solution would be working with a healthcare solutions partner. They provide all the resources and security you need while saving up on your budget. A trusted partner can build a highly-trained team specializing in telemedicine with the ability to scale. Your dedicated healthcare team understands the different regulations in various countries and can work with various software that delivers the right diagnosis and organize information with minimal to no errors. So you as a healthcare provider can rest easy and focus on other core competencies as you increase your revenue.

Thinking of the right partner for your telemedicine services?

Infinit-O is a trusted healthcare solutions partner that can help you build and operate a dedicated team of well-trained healthcare professionals, especially for you and your unique needs, with cost savings of up to 70%. We can help you meet your goals, whether they be growth, better productivity or simply bottom line cost savings. With access to excellent healthcare talent who use cutting-edge technology, we provide some of the best strategic solutions for your business. We are ISO-certified, HIPAA- and GDPR-compliant, so your company’s and patients’ data are safe with us.

 

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