Video / Phone Consultation
E-doc.ca is using Telemedicine to overcome barriers to health services caused by distance between patient and provider, access to reliable transportation, fragmentation of care due to gaps in time between appointments, and lack of available providers.
Being a healthcare provider today can be challenging and stressful at times. Telemedicine can improve job satisfaction by making it easier to meet with patients. Providers can use telemedicine to make it easier to balance their work and family life
We organize ourselves to use our resources to treat patients efficiently and effectively. We strive to exceed our patient’s expectations by improving access and the quality of our services.
How Telemedicine Works?
In practice, what this means is that we will schedule a phone consultation. You’ll open an application that has been designed specifically for this purpose, on your smartphone, tablet or computer that has high-speed internet access and a camera. I’ll open the application on my end, and we’ll be able to talk to each other. You can be anywhere with a good internet connection and enough privacy.
What is Telemedicine?
Telemedicine is defined as the remote diagnosis and treatment of patients using telecommunications technology. Basically, it means conducting visits using audio and video over the internet, rather than meeting in person. Telemedicine is part of a broader set of technologies called “telehealth.” Telehealth can refer to remote non-clinical services, such as provider training, administrative meetings, and continuing medical education, in addition to clinical services, while telemedicine is limited to clinical services.
Why Telemedicine is Great For Patients?
Our patients love this new option to have a remote visit. If you choose it, you won’t have to take as much time away from work, waste time in traffic, pay for parking or public transportation, make child care arrangements, or sit in a waiting room with people who might have contagious illnesses. We’ll make sure that your insurance company will cover this type of visit before we schedule it.
Infectious Disease Emergency Solution
Infectious diseases can spread quickly and require fast, coordinated responses to help deliver high-quality patient care and reduce the risk of exposure.
Telemedicine is among the best recommended solutions for social distancing and mitigating the spread of COVID-19.
*Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (475)
Advantages of Telemedicine
- Empowers the Patient through Remote Monitoring
Patients are in control of their own lives when they are properly educated on the protocols they need to follow regarding their cases. Remote monitoring helps this cause, as patients are educated on the optimum levels needed to maintain health. Such an occurrence does not mean abandoning the patient, rather a highly valuable, both monetarily and in terms of the quality of care provided can be maintained with a patient. It gels very well with the idea of accountable care.
- Increased Convenience
Whether it is to quickly get an answer to a straightforward question, get referred to a specialist, or obtain a prescription, there is no faster method to receive health care than via Telemedicine. The idea meshes well with the concept of patient centricity, where it all begins with the patient regarding how they want to receive care, consent to giving their health data, participate in clinical trials, or involve other caregivers besides their primary physicians. Such heights of patient centricity would not be deemed possible if it wasn’t for the mobilization of healthcare.
- Urban Usage is a leading Force
By its very nature, Telemedicine should work best when there is adequate distance between the provider and patient. But both rural communities and urban centers are noticing a similar uptake in Telemedicine. While rural physicians are more likely to avail telemedicine, it’s interesting that some studies found rural residents to use telemedicine less than urban residents. It makes sense as urban dwellers are more familiar with technology, are more individualistic, and have less time. But urban centers are the locations where population is growing, including the suburbs. This is good news for telemedicine adoption.
- Big Data Analytics
The telemedicine technology isn’t just good for convenience, it is powerful gateway to research. By taking the necessary permissions and using the data on the system on each patient, predictive analytics can be performed to obtain greater insights into a certain condition. By virtue of integration with the patient EMRs (electronic medical records), researchers’ access and wrangling of data can be a much smoother process. Hence, medical researchers are yet another stakeholder in the healthcare ecosystem who are vouching for telemedicine.
- Greater Access to Specialty Care
If there is a shortage of doctors as we mentioned before, there is even a greater shortage of specialists! Sometimes, the need for telemedicine is totally demand driven. Such is one case. People can and do have the misfortune of contracting a disease or suffering a complication for which there are no specialists nearby. In such instances, telemedicine is their only option for the short term before something can be worked out.
The E-doc.ca Virtual Clinic will be the independent, comprehensive primary care medical clinic of choice for our community’s healthcare needs
The E-doc.ca Virtual Clinic provides comprehensive, accessible, quality patient-focused medical services in a caring, collaborative and efficient environment.
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