Telehealth technologies are driving the way healthcare is delivered
Telehealth has the ability to transform the way healthcare is provided. By allowing patients to connect with their clinicians from anywhere. The latest technologies include user-friendly video platforms which transition office workflows into an interactive online environment, helping to improve patient engagement and practice performance.
Provider Flexibility to help grow the use of telehealth technologies
Telehealth technology can help control the availability of doctors with scheduled or on demand visits and deliver care from anywhere; office, home or on the go.
Telemedicine will include having access to updated patient health information with integrated health records and EHRs, giving providers the right information at the point of care.
Most medical practices are utilizing electronic health records (EHR) and/or patient management technology. It is important that telemedicine technology integrate seamlessly with these core solutions. Our teams can integrate with many of the most popular solutions.
The right technology to increase patient satisfaction
The demand for services online continues to grow, and healthcare is no exception. Saving patient and provider time and hassle by reducing waiting room time and eliminating travel time – a video visit can save users time and money.
Telliant Systems has the telehealth experience with telemedicine technologies to expand your product’s capabilities to include features that will handle extended office hours or transition acute care phone calls to video visits during peak call times as an added service that benefits all users including patients and providers.
Increasing staff efficiency with improved workflows
One integrated technology platform will make the office experience online more efficient increasing the effectiveness of staff workload. Telemedicine and telehealth technology platforms will provide improved patient experiences and patient waiting room processes with effective staff delegation.
Having the right telemedicine technology partner can help with integrating front office workflows such as payment collection and patient self-scheduling saving staff time.
Telemedicine Capabilities will need to include:
- The ability to consult directly with specialists and primary care physicians
- Easy sharing of radiology information with all care team
- The ability to ensure ease of use to monitor chronic Illness care
- Remote/ rural communication/ patients not able to transport themselves to dr. office / off-hours patient consultations
Ensuring security measures are current and current with regulations is built into the best telehealth products
Telemedicine products companies are right to be concerned about general security and HIPAA compliance in any solution they consider. Consumer video calling apps like Skype or FaceTime, for example, are insecure and non-compliant and should never be used for patient interactions with their doctor or clinic. When you build telemedicine technology, is must be designed to provide HIPAA compliant real-time, video visits with security that patients can rely on. Telliant Systems has the experience with latest telemedicine HIPAA regulations and reporting.
Teams will need to have a high degree of experience to handle the latest telehealth related regulations and requirements, our teams can speed up your telehealth product, now.
Many healthcare leaders at their organizations across the country are finding innovative ways to use video conferencing devices to meet the specialty care needs of patients that are unable to make the long trip to see their physician for care. A look at the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Office for Advancement of Telehealth (OAT) grantees shows that these organizations are making clear headway in linking their physicians and patients remotely, but work still needs to be done to digitally collect and document the remote consult within the electronic health record.
Since meaningful use did not specifically address telehealth; it adversely affected the growth of telehealth. Even with the major benefits yet to be realized from integrating telehealth technology into EHRs, telehealth products and technology continue to be created and the growth and use is increasing.
The integration of EHRs and telehealth technology has many challenges, public policy is beginning to pave the way to increase the use of telehealth for rural and specialist care, this should pave the way for telehealth to become more acceptable for the continuum of care.
Benefits of Telemed in Hospitals
Telemedicine technology is being successfully utilized in many areas of healthcare
Microsoft’s lync is helping patients and providers connect seamlessly
New technologies have opened the door to more flexible and efficient communication and collaboration. For example, Microsoft Lync is used by physicians and specialists at Dallas Neurosurgical & Spine to remotely review high-fidelity images and other health data to support patients in rural areas without easy access to specialists. Baycrest Hospital in Toronto uses Lync to improve productivity and reduce costs by allowing people to communicate with mobile devices or work at home more easily.
TThe software behind telemedicine/telehealth will make it scalable, accessible and usable to become an integral part of delivering medicine to the masses.