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How Telehealth Can Assist in Continuity of Care

It is important to acknowledge that continuity of care or post-treatment care can be just as important for a patient’s health and well-being as the treatment itself. Proper continuity of care does not just improve patient outcomes, but it can make sure the patient avoids having to revisit doctors or hospitals, saving time, money, and stress for both patients and healthcare providers. Telehealth and telemedicine can help assist healthcare providers provide enhanced and convenient continuity of care.

Telehealth consultations are increasingly becoming a preferred option to have worldwide, partially due the effects of the pandemic on patient safety and overburdened hospitals. In fact, teleconsultations through video can be very effective as the Mayo Clinic found that “in 75% of consultations, the virtual provider is able to resolve the patient’s concerns; 25% of patients continue on to additional in-person appointments”. Remote consultations allow patients in recovery and those who may be considered at risk to safely consult healthcare providers in a more comfortable environment. It also improves access for those who may find it difficult to travel or just not have the time, while providing healthcare providers a more efficient way to check on patients who may not need immediate medical attention.

Telehealth and telemedicine solutions can be more than just virtual consultations when it comes to continuity of care. They can include many different helpful functions to aid your patient’s recovery. They can be used to help manage the medications and prescriptions healthcare providers require for their patients. Along with allowing patients to easily notify their doctors of any side effects or even in some cases, update their dosage in real time. Technology is constantly improving and allowing for the innovation of new functions in telehealth solutions.

Global Telehealth Exchange (GTHE) is a state-of-the-art telehealth solution that encompasses many aspects of the healthcare journey. It is HIPAA-compliant, secure, and provides worldwide access to healthcare. With access to healthcare professionals globally, and the ability to securely share information, patients using GTHE will have no problems in getting the help they need from anywhere in the world. Meanwhile, healthcare providers have greater access to other specialties for referrals if the need arises. And, as many specialties require better or quicker communication channels, having easy access to full medical records, which in full control of the patient, can help healthcare providers to diagnose and advise treatment options more efficiently. General practitioners and specialists using GTHE can easily make referrals or share documentation when needed.

GTHE offers many benefits to healthcare providers including:

With GTHE, healthcare providers can connect with their patients seamlessly and provide a better remote standard of care. If you want to expand your medical practice without investing in expensive software, visit the GTHE website and sign up now.

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