3 major benefits of becoming a telemedicine provider
The number of physicians who reported telemedicine as a skillset unsurprisingly jumped from 2019 to 2022. However, with higher adoption rates, patient preferences, proven benefits, and more insurance coverage, more providers are now looking to expand their involvement with virtual care, moving from simply a skill to an all-around career. There has been a substantial increase in interest for those entering the workforce as well. Colleges and other educational institutions have noticed and are offering more virtual care training programs and degrees for those moving ahead with a telemedicine career path.
How can providers keep up with patient demand for telemedicine?
According to a recent poll, the majority of healthcare leaders (70 percent) think that patient demand for telemedicine will increase or stay the same moving forward. They would be correct, as telemedicine has proven to be an appealing option for patients. It is efficient, improves the continuity of care, lessens wait times, and delivers care to remote areas. Even though more people are returning to their "face-to-face" lives as of late, they still see the value in digital healthcare.
Teleneurology is more than just stroke care
Sometimes things are more than what they seem. For some, the picture on a patient’s nightstand might be an ordinary photograph, but to the patient, it’s a cherished memory of a loved one. A college degree might seem like an expensive piece of paper to a few, but it represents a lifetime ambition and the promise of better opportunities to others.
A Message From Our President - March 2022
As effective as telehealth can be, skeptics remain. And perhaps that is as it should be since skepticism is not necessarily a negative thing. Learning to trust new things doesn’t always happen immediately. Who would’ve entrusted all of their family photographs to the first Apple smartphone?
With telemedicine, geography does not determine quality of healthcare
Since 2005, 181 rural hospitals have closed their doors. With around 15 percent of the population, or roughly 46 million people, living in rural communities, these closures have been no less than catastrophic for the residents in these districts as having to drive long distances to receive trauma, stroke, or mental health care can be stressful, frustrating, and even life-threatening.