Does your health care organization provide remote or virtual care, such as telemedicine, as part of your service offerings? Do you think?
You should be it.
The time when care was confined to the four walls of a hospital is far away. Patients today want the convenience of a consultation anytime and anywhere, as well as the ability to monitor home conditions with the help of portable devices. or laptops. On the other hand, busy clinicians thirst for efficiency and mobility that offer digitally enhanced workflows.
And thanks to technology, all of this is at your fingertips, today.
There is a lot of "why" when it comes to distributed care. Some choose it for its ability to attract patients, increase revenue and reduce the costs associated with readmissions. Others are seeking it for its power to expand outreach and improve access to care, particularly in less mobile populations or in areas where there is a shortage of specialists .
Given all of these benefits, the choice of offering a form of virtual care seems to be obvious to health care organizations. But the most difficult question to answer is "how?" Where do you start? Do you have the right technology infrastructure? What organizational or cultural changes will be needed? Are there challenges or obstacles to overcome? (Hint: yes.)
To help you in this adventure, we recently teamed up with HIMSS (Society of Health Information Management Systems) experts to produce an interactive electronic guide: Your technological roadmap for distributed care. In this document, health technology leaders share tips and best practices to support modern models of care. And to learn more, you'll also find a variety of resources built into the guide, just a click away.
Download it now and start charting your organization's journey today.