During the pandemic, many Americans discovered the convenience and quality of virtual care for the first time. A system that has been in the works for years has been thrown into the testing field much sooner than expected since its use was imperative while the healthcare system was dealing with a worldwide pandemic. Many patients who were hesitant about the use of remote diagnostics had no other choice and after testing the way their quality of life has improved, they will not go back.
Remote diagnostics are slowly closing the gap between urban and rural primary healthcare; it is known that in rural areas patients may not be able to get as fast of a diagnosis as they would if they were treated in a city. This causes an array of social issues that are beyond what remote diagnostics can fix, but it is slowly making its way into rural healthcare providers and allowing people from rural areas in the United States to rely on experts to remotely diagnose any irregularities in their health.
Remote diagnostics have demonstrated that we can reach out to people wherever they are more conveniently than we have traditionally in the past. It’s an opportunity for healthcare providers to build rapport with patients while helping to access the healthcare system easier.
By implementing a system that does not require in-person diagnosis, healthcare facilities can save valuable time and money while giving the best care for their patients.
As we might already know, an early diagnosis is key; the faster patients can get diagnosed, the faster they can begin treating the disease and we certainly specialize in providing diagnosis and readings. This allows for integrated pathology services and the utilization of different specialist analyses at the same time, sometimes the pathologist can give their analysis in real-time as well.
Staying in Control
Patients will have more questions that are going to be promptly answered and will take advantage of the functional treatments already in place, such as echocardiograms that help detect irregularities in the heart’s structure before symptoms even develop to prevent heart failure, strokes, or death.
Patients are also going to be able to use one of the many gadgets available to evaluate their hearts while performing any sort of physical activity through stress echos, while results are compared to a baseline echocardiogram. This is going to provide a full 360 view of the patient’s statistics and will allow physicians to come to a better understanding of the overall patient’s health, diagnosis, and prevention for each case. Providing patients with more answers and opening a door for patients to take informed action on their health.
Physicians will provide an interpretation to the healthcare facility regarding the patient’s health. It is extremely important for us that all topics have been covered to ensure the patient’s commitment to the process and for it to be followed thoroughly with the importance each patient deserves and needs.
Remote diagnostics provides the data management system that is meant for a more dynamic and clear physician-healthcare facility communication.
Empowering Primary Care Practitioners
Alongside empowering clinicians with the knowledge it also empowers them by exploring their full human potential, allowing them to serve more patients in need outside of city bounds. Clinicians will be able to understand more diverse social contexts which will develop their social skills to be more well-rounded and rooted individuals and professionals. Understanding the need for professionals to develop their social skills and navigate medicine always in the most humane manner will allow medicine to move forward with more empathy and appeasement.
It is a known fact that primary care practitioners have reported prevalence rates of burnout because of the systematization and overflow the system faces on a day-to-day basis.
The faster we understand this – we can empower healthcare workers to create a healthcare culture that is sustainable for patients and practitioners – the faster we can stop the workforce shortage and bring the healthcare system back to where it is and what it is supposed to be, a system that works for everyone, regardless of where they are located.
Hospitals and clinics will save on operational costs by reducing admissions and in-person visits. Remote diagnostics not only prevent but also enable early detection thereby reducing emergency department visits, hospitalizations and an array of other hospital stays.
According to some estimates, the healthcare industry could save $700 Billion with the use of remote diagnostics and the database the system implements.
Test the benefits of remote diagnostics for yourself. Contact us today and we will schedule a free consultation so that you and your practice can better understand the power between technology and healthcare working together.