We do everything online; why not see a doctor virtually as well? Going to the doctor is not often a pleasant experience, and it is usually not the fault of the doctors, nurses, or staff. Practices are just overbooked, understaffed, and buckling under increasing regulatory costs. Employers are incurring higher healthcare costs as well. But what if telemedicine could resolve these issues and many others? There is a case that could be made that it can, which is why more practices are investing in it and why more companies are offering it as part of its benefits package to employees.
The biggest complaints patients often have about their healthcare are the long wait time, the lack of one-on-one time with their doctor, and traveling to and from the doctor’s office. Obviously, if you have a virtual appointment, these issues are completely mitigated. In one survey that reviewed individuals’ experience with a CVS Telehealth Minute Clinic, between 94%-99% of respondents said they were “very satisfied” with the overall experience.
Employers are warming up to telemedicine because it saves them money among many other benefits. According to a recent post on ThinkAdvisor.com, the top reasons why employers are embracing telemedicine include costs savings, more productive employees, and retaining talent. Employers stand to save as much as $6 billion using telemedicine technology and they will be able to attract and retain top talent looking for the best possible benefits package. Employees can enjoy better health and less days recovering. It’s a win-win.
However, healthcare facilities must be sure to implement the best telemedicine technology, which is where Chetu can help. Chetu’s team of software engineers can work with a practice or hospital to develop robust telehealth software that is HIPAA-compliant and meets the regulatory standards set by the U.S Department of Health and Human Services. Chetu’s telemedicine software solutions include the following:
- Development of mobile telemedicine applications for iOS, Android and Windows
- Engineering of device integration to telemedicine platforms for medical devices
- Development of virtual office platforms for online visits
- Building e-prescription services that interact with pharmacy software
- Programming of secure messaging software within telemedicine platforms
As telemedicine becomes more popular across the board, telemedicine software solutions from Chetu and others will be paramount to healthcare providers’ success.