Monday, June 8, 2020

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Are Virtual Visits a Good Thing?

The methods available for health care practitioners to reach their patients have grown over the past 20 years. The most common method and one which has become almost mainstream in today's day and time is Telemedicine.
Originally, Telemedicine was developed for patients in rural areas who may not have access to a doctor when they need it. Through the years, the scope of who telemedicine reaches has expanded as more people are looking for convenient, quick healthcare.
So why does remote healthcare work?.
Lower Fees Than physical visits
It’s easier for psychologists, physicians, and other practitioners to serve a larger amount of patients through an online medium. Since they’re able to cater to a larger number of patients, they can and do charge less for each consultation. This makes healthcare affordable.
Saves physical space
No additional space is required for one to offer tele-consults. One can practice it from the comfort of one's home, or existing office space. 
Reduce workload on the clinics
Practitioners are also doing a public service when they participate in telemedicine. By diagnosing illnesses, and other situations, via a telehealth session they’re reducing the number of individuals who end up in the E.R. for non-emergency situations. A physician, or another practitioner, is able to reassure patients that their chest burn isn’t a heart attack. This leaves more empty beds for patients who are actually undergoing a medical emergency.
Telemedicine: It’s Good for Both the Doctor and Patient
Most of the advances offered by telemedicine are good for both physician and patient alike. More patients are able to receive healthcare, and more doctors are busy giving it. 

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