The continuous advancements in technology that are being reflected in every sphere of modern day life can also be observed in the field of healthcare. Telehealth refers to the delivery of healthcare services to remote patients via a secure electronic platform. In recent years, the industry of telehealth has risen exponentially and during the first quarter of 2020, it was reported by the CDC that telehealth visits grew by 50%. Although these numbers were likely a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the presence and application of telehealth services are predicted to continue increasing.
Telehealth provides healthcare physicians with a secure space where they can connect with their patients and deliver care, advice, treatment, monitoring and education. The benefits of telemedicine are far-reaching, and facilitate the removal of various barriers that have prevented individuals from seeking healthcare in the past. The implementation of telehealth for healthcare businesses can look different depending on the size of your practice and the services you deliver. Regardless of these factors, if you want to remain competitive in the healthcare industry and improve your patient care, it is time for your practice to implement telehealth.