Telemedicine is the latest way in medicine for doctors and practitioners to see their patients and have appointments on the phone and laptops. It has benefited both practitioners and patients a lot. It has become more convenient and time saving for both parties involved.
More and more people are getting interested in telemedicine. Patients are also reporting the need to try the telemedicine because of its benefits. Seeing a practitioner on a video conference on your smartphone or laptop is something people are very interested in these days. Software Advice did a research survey and they found that 75% people are showing their interest in trying telemedicine.
In the early days of telemedicine, it was limited in a way because many people did not have access to fast internet and modern technology. But now as technology has advanced nearly everyone have fast internet and up to date technology in their homes.
Convenience and Comfort
Telemedicine has made it very convenient for doctors and patients to have meetings and appointments. If you are a patient you don’t have to walk or drive to the clinic, you don’t have to sit in the waiting lines. All of this adds to your comfort, because you just have to turn on a laptop or your smartphone and your doctor is there for you. If you manage your time cleverly you can even schedule meetings with doctor when you are at work or taking care of the children.
Control of Infectious Illness
With the spread of coronavirus and now the future danger of other viruses this is the most important benefit telemedicine has to offer. When you have to screen the patients for possible viruses or infections it is not safe to do it in the hospital where you already have people who are sick and vulnerable to viruses. So, doctors can screen people by having a meeting with them online and acquiring about their symptoms. The people who are old, have some chronic illness and pregnant can be saved from viruses by this method.
With the help of telemedicine your doctors can have a better look at your home environment and can assess your conditions better. If you have some allergy, they can look at the environment and suggest your things that will be beneficial for you. Also, mental health professionals can benefit a lot from this by observing how their patient do the things in home and how they deal with daily routine and activities.
Family members are the best informant whether it is mental health or physical health. If a family member or friend is present when you are having a meeting with the doctor, they can provide useful information which is needed. Telemedicine has made it even easier because they don’t have to go to the doctor office with you anymore. The doctor can easily talk to you while you are in your home.
Primary Care and Chronic Condition Management
If you have a family physician or having regular visits by a doctor you can replace that with telemedicine and can save time and money. You can easily connect with your doctor anytime you want. For chronic illnesses it is necessary to have your doctor in touch whenever you need them. Telemedicine makes it possible to for you to be in touch with your doctor whenever you want and with ease.