Telehealth: Providing access to the Unreachableby Ashish Sharma Digital Marketing Expert
Traditional face to face visits to healthcare facilities or a doctor’s clinic can be troublesome for patients living in marginalized areas because of the unavailability of specialty healthcare or unavailable transport or simply they cannot get time off of work. In cases like this, patients prefer to receive quality healthcare from home so as to not be stressed to arrange for transportation to travel long distances. Companies like SISGAIN have come with specialized telehealth softwares to help patients living in remote and inaccessible areas to have access to quality healthcare providers via live video conferencing at the touch of a button.
The Novel Coronavirus pandemic has forced us to dramatically alter how we receive healthcare by combining technology with healthcare facility systems. Nations have gone into lockdown to contain the spread of this contagious virus and thus limiting healthcare providers to traditionally see patients due to fear of getting the virus. Virtual care enables healthcare providers to reach masses of patients living in assisted living homes or patients living in rural areas and help them as much as possible during this pandemic.
Rural patients receive healthcare during the pandemic
The novel coronavirus has been spreading faster and infecting more and more people in urban centres but for the past few months, infections arising in rural areas have been higher so far. With a high number of patients in these rural locations, healthcare providers would have faced an uphill battle to reach these patients if telehealth app wasn’t ready to function.
New ways to receive healthcare was the utmost necessity over these few months during the pandemic, because in order to contain the spread of this novel coronavirus, we had to limit contact with everyone. Patients with cold-like symptoms couldn’t be risked having to go over to healthcare providers where they could be exposed to the contagious virus.
Contact with other people isn’t an option in this pandemic and to contain the spread and prevent the risk of community transmission, telehealth app development company in USA, and Telemedicine software company in UK have come up with the decision to reach patients at home and to diagnose, treat and evaluate their health conditions by using telehealth.
Ways to keep up with regular medical care
Since the onset of the pandemic, healthcare providers have had to increase or build new covid-19 speciality healthcare facilities and since then many patients had received information from their providers that their regular check-ups or elective surgeries and procedures had been cancelled. Due to which, many patients around the world have been living with chronic diseases and continue to require treatment.
Patients with diabetes or heart conditions require necessary and urgent care around the year and bringing non covid-19 patients into a facility is no longer a viable option. However, with the use of telehealth software systems, healthcare providers can now check and care for patients with chronic illnesses and diseases without having to come in contact with anyone.
Telehealth helps patients to keep track of their medication schedules and help them receive necessary consultation with speciality healthcare providers so that they do not fall behind their regular check-ups and not risk their health deteriorate rapidly.
In conclusion, mobile telehealth solutions have made accessibility an easy to attain concept. People who were once marginalized can now reach out to the facility as basic as healthcare. This has evolved the quality of living of every individual.
Created on Jul 15th 2020 06:55. Viewed 161 times.