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Benefits of Telemedicine
27 Jan' 21

Benefits of Telemedicine

 

 A lot has been said recently about telemedicine in India. The fact of the matter is Virtual consultations is a more convenient and gives easy accessible healthcare for patients. The health seeker doesn’t have to travel long distances for an appointment. They can directly talk with the doctor and get their concerns easily addressed in the comfort of their home.

Telemedicine also extends its access to consultation from specialities of doctors which in turn increases patient engagement with the doctors. They can talk to specialists easily which also allows daily wage workers not to skip their work days and consult their doctors online.

Since the patient is able to talk with the doctor more frequently and comfortably, there is a better rapport being formed thus increasing patient engagement. This in turn affects the revenue of the hospital/clinic and also providing quality and secure patient care.

Some benefits from telemedicine which doctors can look into are:

  1. Easy scheduling of appointments
  2. Chat with patients over a video call
  3. Generate an e-prescription
  4. Easily refer patients to other specialities
  5. Access past records and decrease the average consultation time
  6. Safe guard themselves from the pandemic
  7. Work from their comfort of their home.
  8. Form a better bond with the patients which allows frequent follow-ups 

Some benefits from telemedicine that hospitals can look into are:

  1.  Consult patients across the globe
  2. Take their pharmacy online
  3. Increase patient retention and follow-up
  4. Market their brand on social media
  5. Save money on staff expenses
  6. Increase revenue by having more doctors on their platform
  7. Expect less probability of no shows and cancellation of appointments 

Some benefits for patients using telemedicine:

  1. Get 24/7 assistance in a few clicks
  2. Save money on transport
  3. Status of booking appointments and reminders via sms and emails
  4. Safe and secure payment methods
  5. Easy storage of prescriptions with no fear of losing it
  6. Consult a variety of specialist from their comfort of their home
  7. Form a good rapport and bond with the doctors

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