It is about determining what you have control over so you can live your life with the vitality and health you deserve. We live in a culture, where people are conditioned to expect aches and pains in life, so when you feel chronically tired, your stress levels are high, or your knees start to hurt, you think that’s just the way it is going to be.
The truth is that you don’t have to settle for feeling tired, run down, or overwhelmed, and you don’t have to settle for feeling average. For each of us there is a best that we can feel, and we want to help find that a better you to experience life as it should be – as you want it to be.
One of the key advantages of telemedicine is its convenience. Patients can schedule virtual appointments at their preferred time, eliminating the need to take time off work or make arrangements for transportation. This flexibility not only saves time but also reduces the overall healthcare costs associated with in-person visits.
Telemedicine offers cost-effective solutions for both patients and healthcare providers. By eliminating travel expenses and reducing the number of hospital or clinic visits, patients can significantly reduce their healthcare costs. Additionally, healthcare providers can optimize their resources and reduce overhead expenses associated with maintaining physical facilities, leading to potential cost savings.
Telemedicine allows for better continuity of care, particularly for patients with chronic conditions who require regular follow-up visits. Virtual consultations enable healthcare providers to monitor patients’ progress, adjust treatment plans, and address any concerns promptly. This regular communication promotes patient engagement, adherence to treatment regimens, and better health outcomes.
Telemedicine has the potential to reduce healthcare disparities by providing equitable access to quality care. It enables individuals in rural or low-income areas to receive specialist consultations and expert opinions, regardless of their geographic location or socioeconomic status. By breaking down barriers to healthcare access, telemedicine promotes health equity and inclusivity.
Through telemedicine, patients have greater control over their healthcare journey. They can actively participate in their treatment plans, access their health records online, and engage in shared decision-making with their healthcare providers. This empowerment leads to improved patient satisfaction, increased adherence to treatment, and better overall health management.
Telemedicine has emerged as a transformative force in healthcare, offering numerous benefits to patients, healthcare providers, and the overall healthcare system. Its ability to enhance access, convenience, cost-effectiveness, and continuity of care has made it an indispensable tool in modern medicine. As technology continues to advance, telemedicine will likely play an even greater role in shaping the future of healthcare, improving outcomes, and empowering patients worldwide.
#1: Have a good, stable internet connection. Here are key points to ensure a smooth call:
#2: Make sure a firewall isn’t blocking access.
Occasionally, hospitals and clinics have firewall settings that could impact the video connection. If you’re having issues connecting, have your IT staff make sure a firewall isn’t causing the issue.
#3: Use a good computer.
Running video takes a lot of a computer’s processing power. Old computers or computers running a lot of programs in the background can produce poor quality.
#4: Restart your computer before a call.
Sometimes video programs (Skype/Facetime) are still running in the background without you realizing. When this happens, it can block access to the camera or microphone. By restarting your computer, it will clear these hidden connections.
#5: Make sure your browser is up to date.
Sometimes users can experience issues when they are using an outdated version of their browser. Be sure to restart your browser often to stay up to date (browsers automatically update on restart). Please use Chrome or Firefox. Explorer and Safari do not perform well for our telemedicine consultations.