April 11, 2023
of medical consultations were made to primary care physicians
of 65+ patients gave televisits top scores for personalization and comprehensiveness
clinicians agree that telehealth helps them provide high quality care
A primary care telemedicine solution possesses specific functionality to efficiently connect patients and physicians.
Clinics can enhance their teleconsultations by integrating the software with other medical tools and software. Still, it is crucial to seamlessly integrate telemedicine solutions with other systems to secure patient data exchange.
Enables first-line medical workers to access patients’ full medical history
Helps conduct remote examinations and provides patients’ vitals to primary care physicians for a clearer view of the condition
Enables online medication prescriptions and simplifies the placement and delivery of orders and refills
Enhances the accuracy of diagnoses and helps physicians predict the likely developments of conditions
Facilitates primary care reimbursements and simplifies communication with insurance providers
Allows clinicians and patients access to CT scans, X-rays, ultrasounds, and other medical images
Simplifies care management procedures (e.g. scheduling patient appointments and referring them to specialists)
Speeds up the delivery of test results to patients and their primary care providers
About 60% of Americans either do not have or do not use a primary care physician, which deteriorates the population’s health and puts additional pressure on hospitals and ERs. Telemedicine, however, is able to solve the above problem and offer some other additional benefits.
Telehealth helps patients connect to their medical provider without wasting time and energy on travel and waiting in line. This is especially valuable for people in rural areas, with disabling mental health conditions, or the elderly. Additionally, telemedicine reduces costs by 61% compared to in-person visits, found Alliance for Connected Care, which influences people’s decision to opt for virtual care. Combine all of these benefits with longer sessions from attentive medical personnel, and you’ll get a recipe for increased patient satisfaction.
Scheme title: Telemedicine’s influence on accessibility of quality healthcare and telemedicine’s effect on patient satisfaction
Data source: ama-assn.org — 2021 Telehealth Survey Report
Our team delivered a suite consisting of a mobile telemedicine app and a web-based admin portal for nurses, serving as the first line of medical help for sexual assault victims in rural and underserved areas in the US. This HIPAA-compliant app supports high video resolution during patient examination, flawlessly connects to smart remote monitoring and imaging devices, and securely transmits data. It enables nurses to get 24/7 consultations from experts for accurate evidence collection while providing a safe environment for the victims.
Scheme title: Mobile telehealth interface
Data source: itransition.com — A remote patient monitoring and mobile telehealth suite
The cost of a primary care telehealth solution depends largely on the required capabilities, the size of the organization and its patient base as well as the number of integrations. Using low-cost or open-source modules will decrease the size of development investment, while numerous customizations will increase the costs significantly. On average, primary care telehealth software costs range from $150,000 for a simple solution that enables video or audio visits, consultation scheduling, and treatment plan. The price for a complex suite with AI-enhanced chatbots, analytics, and RPM capabilities will start from $400,000. A healthcare provider can expect a return on investment in roughly six months after the system’s successful implementation.
Scheme title: The correlation between the solution’s complexity and cost
There is no turning back from telemedicine anymore: it is praised by physicians for returning satisfaction to their work and by patients for making medical services more accessible. So it’s no wonder that the majority of healthcare organizations across the US are either planning to offer hybrid care services or are already providing them. If you are among the healthcare innovators who want to provide accessible continuous care to more patients, give medical professionals better working opportunities, and open new revenue streams, consider implementing telemedicine for primary care sooner rather than later.
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