Long Distance Doctors Replace Long Wait Times!
Does a trip to your doctor fill you up with dread? Sure - the medicinal, sterile odor of your local doctor’s office does very little to alleviate the nerves, but many patients suffer an anxiety that far surpasses fear of needles, or even the off-kilter measurements of the clunky, GP scale: it’s the fear of waiting.
In the U.S, the average wait time for physicians is twenty-three minutes, yet most doctors see each patient for just under thirteen minutes. If you think about it, six doctor visits would be the equivalent of two hours of your life, just waiting for your appointment!
Wouldn’t it be great to live in a world that allows you to communicate with your doctor...without having to leave your bed? Thanks to the wonders of technology, the growing practice of “telemedicine” has become a reality!
Telemedicine, aka. “E-Health” and “Telehealth” utilizes telecommunication and information technologies that provide clinical health care at a distance. Recent developments in telehealth technology enables remote, healthcare professionals the ability to view, discuss and assess patients’ concerns as if they were in the same room!
Telemedicine eliminates distance and waiting barriers, can improve access to medical services that are not consistently available in distant and rural communities, and is also used to save lives in critical care and emergency situations.
**The field of telehealth can be broken down into the following three categories: **
· store-and-forward: acquire medical data for transmittal to physician
· remote monitoring: medical professionals monitor a patient remotely via multiple devices
· interactive service: real-time interactions between patient and provider via phone conversations, online communication and home visits
According to reports offered by the American Telemedicine Association, telemedicine is expected to double within the U.S. over the next two years! So what’s in store for this promising future of telehealth care?
Projections offered by BroadbandExpanded.com alludes to the prospective of longterm, telehealth expansion: “The U.S. market for wireless, home - based healthcare applications and services is also expected to grow significantly. Currently valued at $304 million, 69 the market is expected to grow at a five - year cumulative annual growth rate of over 80 percent, becoming a $4.4 billion industry by 2013.”
DID YOU KNOW?
The following statistics highlight data collected by 180 IT professionals in October and November of 2012, in response to the 2nd Annual HIMSS Mobile Technology Survey. Survey findings include:
9 per cent of cellphone users receive text updates and/or alerts about health or medical issues, in addition to 18.31 per cent of cell phone owners who have used their phone to look for health information. 31 per cent of cell phone owners have used their phone to look for health information, and an additional 19.17 per cent of cell phone owners have used their phones to look for health advice. 20.52 per cent gather health information on their phones, compared to just 6 per cent of non‐smartphone owners, and 21.19 per cent of smartphone owners have at least one health app on their phone.
Clinicians are also using apps and Health information technology (HIT) to actively engage in direct patient care: 38 per cent use bar code reader on mobile devices; 34 per cent monitor data from medical devices, and 27 per cent capture visual representation of patient data!
Telehealth can deliver 88.15 per cent reduction in emergency room visits, along with an 89.20 per cent reduction in emergency admissions, and a 90.14 per cent reduction in elective admissions. Furthermore, telehealth can result in a 91.14 per cent reduction in sick days, and a 92.8 per cent reduction in tariff costs!
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