In our current environment, it is more important than ever to understand the impact that technology has on healthcare. Not only has it transformed the ways that things are tracked, monitored, and regulated, it is completely changing the communication between doctor and patient. This transformation is something that has existed before the COVID-19 crisis, has shown its potential during this time, and will continue to enhance healthcare long after things have returned to “normal.”
Telemedicine makes your access to healthcare much larger by shrinking down the gap between you and the best practitioners. With the advancements that we have seen in the data that doctors have access to, it can be convenient to treat patients without the need for them to be physically present. There is so much value in being able to save time and money at the end of both the patient and the practitioner.
On top of saving time and money, telemedicine has proven to improve the quality of care for some patients. A recent study showed that with the inclusion of telemedicine, patients had:
- 38% fewer hospital admissions
- 31% fewer hospital re-admissions
- 63% more likely to spend fewer days in the hospital
- were more engaged in their healthcare
Lastly, telemedicine systems abide by all HIPAA guidelines and will offer you the same level of privacy you would receive seeing a doctor in person.
At Precision, we are utilizing telemedicine to continue to transform the way that you receive treatment. Our staff are doing everything possible to accommodate you during this time, and are available through almost any internet-connected device. Our telemedicine is also covered by nearly every insurance! While we do still offer a select few services in-person, we urge you to reach out to us to see if we can assist you from the comfort of your own home.
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