Video conferencing can be an incredibly effective tool in the employment of remote telemedicine. Its uses are many, and range from monitoring and following up with discharged patients, to facilitating communication to track a patient’s recovery, to initial consultation with patients in locations where in-person appointments with a desired specialist may not me an option.
By using video-conferencing technology when applicable, healthcare practitioners and patients can reduce the costs associated with regular office visits. Physicians can be anywhere monitoring and collecting patient information while the patient remains in the comfort of his or her home. As well as reducing unnecessary costs and travel times, this can be particularly beneficial to patients with mobility issues or environmental concerns for whom it would not be ideal to visit a hospital or clinic.
Besides doctor-to-patient communication, video conferencing is also allowing hospitals to create networks to provide each other with support and consults. By easily sharing their expertise outside their own institutions, doctors can offer incredible value to their medical colleagues and those colleagues’ patients.
Video conferencing has much to offer healthcare professionals and patients alike. GlobalMed offers an array of cameras, scopes, telemedicine carts, and software that allow practitioners to treat patients from anywhere without the need for travel. For more information on how video conferencing can benefit patients and healthcare professionals, contact us today.