REASONS TO GET A HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN THAT GIVES YOU ACCESS TO TELEMEDICINE SERVICES
Access, equity, quality, and cost-effectiveness are key issues facing healthcare in both developed and less economically developed countries. Modern information and communication technologies (ICTs), such as computers, the Internet, and cell phones, are revolutionizing how individuals communicate with each other, seek and exchange information, and enrich their lives. These technologies have great potential to help address contemporary global health problems, hence the birth of telemedicine.
Telemedicine is defined as the delivery and facilitation of health-related services including medical care, provider and patient education, health information services, and self-care via telecommunications and digital communication technologies. Live video conferencing, mobile health apps, video and audio technologies, store and forward technologies, digital photography and remote patient monitoring (RPM) are examples of technologies used in telemedicine.
Telemedicine which can be used interchangeably with telemedicine is no longer just a nice-to-have, but instead a must-have for patients and healthcare professionals alike during these uncertain times, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought about. While we all wish that it hadn’t taken a pandemic to propel telemedicine forward, for better or for worse, it has. The spotlight is now on telemedicine in a big way, and for good reasons.
ACCESS TO UNLIMITED HEALTHCARE
Distance and travel time between patients and care providers can limit access to care. Fortunately, telemedicine can overcome geographic barriers to healthcare, especially for specialized providers. Telemedicine is particularly beneficial for employees who do not wish to leave their desk or miss a day of work in order to access care.
SAVING HEALTHCARE COST
Telemedicine based health-check and monitoring service provided from a remote location significantly reduces the cost of healthcare for companies and employees, as well as reducing out of pocket payments. It also eliminates the transportation cost to visit the doctor for the routine health check-up or follow-up advice.
Leveraging telemedicine platforms by employers shows a level of employee engagement and success that is above and beyond typical behaviour. Employees don’t have to leave work, backlogs are not created and the level of productivity is increased. Employees can use telemedicine to make it easier to balance their work and family life.
IMMEDIATE ACCESS TO CARE FOR A WORKPLACE INJURY
Workplace safety is a huge concern for employers and their workers. Telemedicine is being used today to provide immediate care for blue-collar employees like building maintenance, factory, construction, or other workers that are injured on the job. Even employers can benefit from the immediate response to a workplace injury by increasingly making use of telemedicine tools to diagnose and treat on-the-job safety incidents.
Falling ill is already enough inconvenience, ease the stress by taking advantage of THT Telemedicine services today! Send an email to us on [email protected] to find out more.
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