Telepsychiatry and the evolution of mental healthcare
Mental health and its treatment have a long and complicated history. Mental illness has been in existence since the beginning of humankind, and individuals with mental health struggles have been, and always will be, part of our story. It is reported that Abraham Lincoln and Charles Dickens suffered from depression, Ludwig von Beethoven and Winston Churchill carried the struggle of bipolar disorder, and Isaac Newton and Vaslav Nijinsky lived with schizophrenia.
A Message From Our President - April 2022
At VirtualMed Staff, our mission statement is to see more patients. But we have never intended it to suggest we ask our clinicians to hurry. On the contrary, we don’t want them to hurry at all. We encourage our clinicians to take the time needed to treat every patient properly.
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.