Telemedicine straddles both technical and service innovation. Regarding the latter, telemedicine brings healthcare to the patient, whether at home, work, school, etc. But improved access is nothing without a reliable technology platform – one capable of connecting a medical device with a camera and streaming live HD-quality video to a doctor. Advancing your health system’s care delivery platform requires a thoughtful implementation strategy, energetic department champions, and an innovative mindset. In our recent whitepaper, we detail seven ways in which a health system can start or expand upon a telemedicine solution.
This whitepaper will provide insight into the following questions:
- How do I fit telemedicine into my current care settings and workflows?
- Can telemedicine help my organization identify cost saving opportunities?
- Will telemedicine create new revenue generation channels for my organization?
- What capabilities should I look for in a telemedicine vendor partner?
We believe telemedicine is a long-term care delivery strategy. Developing the right strategy takes a careful analysis of your health system’s goals, as well as a plan to build awareness, increase utilization, and scale the program. Telemedicine is an opportunity to expand your reach. The seven paths below identify and explain various ways to make telemedicine work for you – from engaging patients at home to encouraging more cost-effective care delivery. To read the full report, click here.
1. Urgent Care Virtualization
Provide immediate 24/7 urgent care to your patients online by establishing a virtual urgent care center for common conditions
2. Primary & Specialty Care Access Expansion
Expand your health system’s reach and retain patients in-network by enabling more convenient virtual access to primary and specialty care regardless of the patient’s location
3. Chronic Care Management
Provide your senior patients with multiple chronic conditions with a safe, convenient, and simple way to manage and improve their health
4. Remote Patient Monitoring for Readmissions Reduction
Monitor your patients from the comfort of their home using a variety of virtually-integrated devices to boost patient engagement and lower avoidable readmissions
5. Virtual Triage
Implement a patient triage system to direct your patients to the most convenient, safe, and effective healthcare setting without unnecessary delays
6. Staff Load Balancing
Avoid underutilized physicians and medical staff by redirecting them to telemedicine consultations during less busy timeslots
7. ACOs & Risk Management
Use telemedicine to build a more-effective care team that improve both patient outcomes and population health