November 2, 2017

Telemedicine Defined

Telemedicine Defined
Telemedicine is the remote delivery of healthcare services via electronic communications allowing providers to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients remotely without an in-person visit. Utilization of Telemedicine has been rapidly increasing because of its inherent benefits:

Increased Access – Patients have improved access and medical providers have an expanded reach.
Cost Effective – Monthly subscription, no co-pay or deductible.

Telemedicine has been shown to reduce the cost of healthcare through better management of chronic diseases, reduced travel times and fewer/short hospital stays.

Improved Quality – The services delivered via telemedicine have been shown to be as good as those given by traditional consultations.

Increased Access – 24/7/365 access. Access where you are, when you need it

A recent survey from American Well found that 60{a66db7d8a243ca4d3d701f892f2edecccc7ae52f00c761945ec7944d9d19480f} of patients are open to using telehealth to address chronic conditions such as heart disease and diabetes as well as for regular checkups. When asked which of the three communication options available for telehealth would be most preferable (video, telephone or email) almost 70{a66db7d8a243ca4d3d701f892f2edecccc7ae52f00c761945ec7944d9d19480f} indicated they trusted video to offer the most accurate diagnosis.

The same survey revealed that the majority of respondents (67{a66db7d8a243ca4d3d701f892f2edecccc7ae52f00c761945ec7944d9d19480f}) often delayed seeking care due to high cost, time difficulties in arranging a convenient appointment, personal schedules or simply because they assumed whatever ailment they were experiencing would resolve itself.

Here is another great article is you’d like to learn more about Telemedicine.

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Susan joined VHS as the Arizona Benefits Consultant to educate and empower individuals to take an active role in their own health and wealth. She has been instrumental in growing the VHS platform to include work with nonprofit organizations to create a residual income for them to further their causes.