Telemedicine expands provider accessibility and improves healthcare quality. In this blog, we discuss the top 5 problems telemedicine solves.
- Healthcare accessibility is limited in rural areas.
Telemedicine expands a physician’s reach. Patients no longer need to drive hours to see a doctor. Telemedicine sessions can be held in any state that a physician is licensed to practice medicine in.
- People without health insurance tend to skip regular visits.
Telemedicine is an easy solution for providers to conduct timed appointments, charging an
out-of-pocket expense. Telemedicine appointments are typically less expensive than in-office visits – usually, because of platform’s convenience, brevity, and lack of third-party expenses.
- Providers are often not paid for their consultations.
Patients call their providers. It’s unavoidable. With telemedicine, providers can offer a quick and easy way to conduct a session while charging the patient for their time. In this scenario, telemedicine is more formal than a phone call, but less formal than a drive into the doctor’s office.
- Elderly patients, patients without transportation, and limited mobility patients have trouble visiting their doctor regularly.
But, each of those patient groups most likely have access to a computer, tablet, or smartphone.
- Poor treatment compliance and follow-up attendance.
Telemedicine makes follow-ups simple. For patients with post-procedure regimens, telemedicine gives the provider the tool to check in with patients to ensure they’re following all necessary instructions.