Telehealth has emerged as an ideal method for solving many health problems. It’s often the case that patients face obstacles when trying to obtain healthcare services. These obstacles can be in the form of a lack of transportation, gaps between appointments, and a lack of qualified professionals in the area.
Using telemedicine, we can overcome these obstacles together to deliver medical attention to those who need it.
Effects of Telemedicine on Quality of Care and Healthcare Costs
One of the main issues with medicine is that patients spend too much time in hospitals. Long hospital stays are associated with more morbidities like infections. Telemedicine has been associated with patients having a 63 percent chance of spending fewer days at the hospital.
Hospital admission and re-admission rates are also influenced by telemedicine. With telemedicine, patients had 38 percent fewer admissions and 31 percent fewer re-admissions. Patients also felt like more active participants in their healthcare.
When it comes to costs, healthcare is associated with significant savings. With fewer hospital admissions and reduced cost of transportation, there are savings associated with the use of telemedicine.
Conditions Managed Using Telemedicine
Naturally, very serious conditions are better managed during an office or hospital visit. Other mild conditions are manageable through telemedicine. These include:
- GI: acid reflux, heartburn, nausea, stomach virus, cold & flu, constipation, and diarrhea
- Respiratory: allergies, sore throat, asthma, bronchitis, and cold & flu
- Infections: acne, ear infections, fungal infections, pink eye, sinus infections, cellulitis, and impetigo
- Misc: gout, insect bites, rash, migraines, headaches, UTIs, and others
Telemedicine has emerged as a very realistic and reliable option for getting medical advice regarding these conditions. Those without access to nearby providers don’t have to drive for miles to get some advice on their allergies and heartburn.
You can make a one-time payment of $49 and enter the waiting room to get to talk to Dr. Schanen. Dr. Schanen will be more than happy to assist you with anything you need. If he finds that your condition is serious and that you need to see a doctor in person, he’ll let you know.
Start a telemedicine call with Dr. Schanen
Make a one-time payment of $49 and enter the waiting room.