In a previous blog, we establish why we needed Telehealth. We even cited the miraculous real-life story of Dr. FitzGerald((Hevesi, Dennis. “Jerri FitzGerald, 57, Dies; Treated Own Cancer at South Pole)), who had her life saved, thanks to Telehealth. But we left out a major point. That is why we have created this follow up blog.
The current telehealth models are not good enough. They have a major flaw and they are not fit to be rolled out for use and it is causing and will continue to cause problems for both doctor and patient.
The major flaw with the current telehealth solutions market is that they are all stand alone and does not come with an integrated platform.
You might be thinking, “so what?” The “what” is that, with an integrated telemedicine platform:
Asking them to add multitasking to this, is cruel. It is absolutely necessary that the doctor be able to spend as much time on the patient as possible. For the sake of the patient, as well as the interests of the hospital/practice to provide the best care possible, to keep doctors happy and boost morale, to make a profit and to avoid a malpractice lawsuit, an integrated care platform is pertinent.
By working together and reporting back and forth using telehealth, they solved the problem. In that example, they didn’t have an EHR. But think about that scenario if they had? Tests were given that could not be analyzed by the away team, because of this. What if the patient was having a heart problem and it wasn’t detected by the home-based doctor? By having an EHR that can communicate these test results, the away team would be able to analyze the data and convey it to the home team doctor, so that the best care can be provided instantly.
A system that takes this task and fits in neatly and conveniently, at no extra cost, would be a godsend to any provider. This would allow the practice/hospital to provide care to more people, while increasing their revenue, without increasing their overhead costs.
So to recap: Integrated Care Platforms will:
What is the drawback here? If you’re interested in such a solution and would like to learn more about it, take a look at what we have to offer: Click here to learn how blueEHR helps telehealth providers launch their platform in 30 days.