The healthcare industry faces significant change over the next decade, and increasingly more healthcare organizations are meeting those challenges through efforts to reduce costs while improving long-term patient outcomes. With the advent of virtual, community-based care, providers can expect several advantages:
For practitioners, virtual care can serve to extend hours and create new and more convenient models for their patients. With the latest advancements in broadband and wireless technologies, it also allows practitioners to expand remote care to rural areas or markets beyond in-person reach.
Studies show that each medical encounter’s average length was around 20% less than in-person appointments. Shorter appointments with better data mean doctors can serve more patients.
By connecting clinicians directly and instantly with relevant patient records and live data, daily routines can be more efficient and reduce the potential for clinician burnout. Add to this the benefit of reduced commute time for caregivers, and the value is further increased.