There is no doubt that the situation of last year has forced us to abide by new measures and protocols of all kinds, as well as adapt to work in other ways very differently than before. Unsurprisingly, medicine has not lagged far behind in this sense.
Telemedicine is one of the modalities that has set the trends and will also continue to define working preferences within the area of medicine. In this post, you will get to know what its benefits are and its current context.
Phone and Videoconference
We have already listened during last year and also this year that you should not go to a doctor’s office unless it was extremely necessary. You can easily get the help that you need online. Actually, due to COVID-19, telehealth visits increased very significantly.
Traditionally, if it was necessary to carry out this practice, the telephone was the only option. For some time, video conferencing has been undoubtedly the most common way to do telemedicine appointments. Luckily, there are now several apps that have no membership costs and offer many medical online services for patients.
Users of these apps can receive views and obtain opinions from certified licensed physicians in the United States. The user may add their symptoms and any medication that they are taking. Then, they can video chat with a doctor in their area for a fee. The doctor can discuss symptoms or prescribe medications.
As a result, many health-related companies are focused on developing a telemedicine application this year, resulting in greater efficiency at many levels. There has been a need for this since the pandemic started, and this continues to be a reality now in 2021.
Patient Online Assistance from the Pharmacy
Pharmacies in the United States boosted their sales during the Covid-19 pandemic, 4.2% more than in the same month last year, according to the latest data published by the Census Bureau. During lockdown, suppling products and services to patients was a real need just because they could not travel. All this made pharmacists realize that they all needed to have an online store.
Technology will help the pharmacy take advantage of its great values. This can be seen in tools such as online chats where experts provide round-the-clock supervision of phone consultations and clear up any doubts or concerns that may arise.
Electronic Health Record
Electronic Health Record (EHR) is supposed to be a technology whose key is making doctors’ lives easier, improving patient care, and avoiding medical errors. The problem starts when this system is seen by professionals as a further obstacle for developing their tasks. In an ideal world, the balance between the digitization of medical processes and close interaction with the patient would be the solution.
The tend to focus on this is especially important. EHR software must be intuitive to use for doctors, paramedics, and nurses. And the reason is simple: Health professionals should not invest any extra unnecessary time in understanding how to efficiently work with software.
In this sense, progress is being made in the simplification of this system, and this is one of the main objectives for the remainder of 2021.
The United States is one of the main producers of technology, also in terms of health. The good acceptance of these services by Americans and the presence of state-of-the-art technology make us find many providers interested in developing this sector in the U.S. and also in other countries.
Robotic surgical surgery via streaming helps doctors perform minimally invasive surgeries through minimal incisions. They are also able to operate with more accurate movements, which reduces intervention time and potential problems.
There is no turning back for telemedicine.
The use of telemedicine has grown in 2020, and it is estimated that it will continue to do so in 2021 as long as health centers do not return to normal. In the United States, for example, the growth of people who use these means for consultation has been 1000%, from a thousand users it had in 2019 to 1.3 million people who have made use of some kind of telemedicine in 2020. Remote medicine is another of those trends that shyly existed before the pandemic and has irreversibly come to stay.