Telehealth – The Future of an Improved Healthcare System
With technology beginning to make a massive influence in all kinds of the professional sector, it was only a matter of time before its impacts reached the medical industry. We have already come so far in creating biotech that has revolutionized medical procedures on a whole other level. But when we were hit with the wrath of COVID-19, the pandemic had made it impossible for people to get the proper treatment at hospitals.
Hence, this created another opportunity for technology to make another important contribution to the medical industry – telehealth. Through telehealth, people can access health-related information and services through telecommunication technologies. This way, patients and health caretakers are able to continue their medical procedures in a much more effective way.
According to a report provided by FAIR Health, it was found that the utilization of telehealth services had significantly grown on a national level to around 53% in 2017. This estimate is also much higher than any other service place studied. Many people have wondered what led to this service’s massive popularity, so let’s assess some of the most common ones here.
Reduced Pressure on the Healthcare System
A patient’s access to healthcare has become a major problem in the United States. An article note in Patient Engagement HIT mentions that “…patient care access is not a reality for many patients across the country. Between appointment availability issues and troubles getting a ride to the clinical office, patient access has many associated challenges.”
Getting an appointment with a primary care physician can be difficult as it will take a long time before one is allowed to get into the office. And when these appointments are made, it takes an immense amount of time away from a patient’s day as they have to travel to these offices and wait their turn to get a proper diagnosis.
Consequently, telehealth roles will become increasingly important over the years as they are the key to delivering proper care to aging patients and creating affordable means of medical coverage at nursing facilities.
Focused on Timely Care
One of the biggest challenges of the healthcare industry is directing patients to an adequate provider as soon as possible. One of the ways of going about that is for the patients to make many trips to the emergency rooms, primary care physicians, or urgent care clinics.
With telehealth services, people experiencing extreme pain are able to get help from the right provider as soon as possible through video calls where they offer quick and efficient diagnoses for all patients.
And these are just some of the many benefits we have uncovered so far. And since telehealth services are still fairly new to the medical sector, there are so many ways you can use its services to create innovative approaches to improve the way the healthcare industry works.
A prime example of someone who has made exceptional use of telehealth services is none other than Juan de Borbon – a highly acclaimed Spanish-American clinical research executive with an extensive background in global clinical R&D.
Over the years, he has accomplished many trials as an executive, a few of them being the President and CEO at CPK Clinical Research Institute, a startup business with a focused hospital-based phase 1 clinical pharmacology unit with additional outpatient clinical sites. He has also served as the Executive Director of Clinical Operations at SFBC International and as the COO and Sr. Vice President of Clinical Services & Support at OmniComm Systems.
When it comes to telehealth services, he joined American Health in 2021 where he led an organization to the development of smart clinics globally while upgrading the existing healthcare system in each country to American Standards.
He introduced state-of-art technologies in healthcare with telehealth, improving the reach of allowing more people in all parts of the world, especially in third-world nations, to access medical services more effectively. Additionally, he has taken the responsibility to deploy materials, IT solutions and create innovative strategies to hospital infrastructures that have led many people to recognize Juan de Borbon as one of the top-ranked executives the medical sector has ever come across.