Telemedicine is quickly becoming one of the most popular ways that medical professionals are using to connect with patients who may be miles apart. By providing a virtual link between doctor and patient, telemedicine can make daily patient visits more efficient, cutting down on travel time, making it possible for doctors to offer quick medical diagnosis and treatment, and saving time when it comes to arranging hospital stays and transportation between the doctor’s office and hospital. But just how does telemedicine impact your healthcare practice?
Like any other technology, telemedicine has its advantages and disadvantages. One of the biggest benefits to using telemedicine is that it enables you to offer your patients the convenience of being able to view a virtual representation of your medical offices from the comfort of their own home or office. This gives patients something to look forward to when they visit your practice, knowing that you have a high level of medical care and quality service because they can see you whenever they want. Another major advantage to using telemedicine is that it makes it easier for you to build relationships with your patients, something that many physicians find difficult when they are away from their patients and medical facility.