The Benefits of Telemedicine for Patients

If you have considered adding telemedicine to your practice because you think your patients would be interested then you are on the right track. Around 75% of patients who responded to a survey by Software Advice stated that they were interested in trying telemedicine. The rise of patients using telemedicine is growing fast. As more and more providers are adding a telemedicine component to their practice, more patients are experimenting with telemedicine and finding out that there are many benefits of choosing a telemedicine visit over an in person visit.

Here are a few:

Transportation issues- With telemedicine, a patient no longer has to take the time to drive to their appointment. No more traffic jams, risk of getting in an accident, or paying for gas. For some patients, the lack of available transportation creates a barrier to being seen. Fortunately, a patient can be seen from anywhere.

Rural Patients- Telemedicine can be particularly beneficial for patients in medically  underserved communities and those in rural geographical locations where  clinician shortages exist. Telemedicine makes it easier and more convenient for rural patients to stay healthy and engaged in their health care.

Access to a specialist- There are many patients who do not live near a specialist. Telemedicine allows a patient, who would normally have to take extra time off to travel to a specialist, the ability to meet with a provider from anywhere.

Meet on a break- Patients no longer have to take extra time off work to drive to an appointment and then meet with their provider. Many patients are meeting during their scheduled breaks or during their lunch hour.

Lack of child care- Parents often struggle with finding adequate child care for their children when it's their time to be seen by their provider. Child care can also be expensive and often puts the parent in the position of having to choose between paying for child care or being seen by their provider. Telemedicine allows a parent to be seen from their home.

Patients love the convenience,  flexibility and real-time care with their providers. To experience the benefits of telemedicine, sign up for your simple and free telemedicine account today.

Courtney Larson

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