A Virtually Perfect Tool for COVID-19
Changes in the way that health care is delivered during this pandemic are needed to reduce staff exposure to ill persons, preserve personal protective equipment (PPE), and minimize the impact of patient surges on facilities.
Telehealth services help provide necessary care to patients while minimizing the transmission risk of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, to healthcare personnel (HCP) and patients.
Telehealth During COVID-19 and Beyond
Telehealth services can facilitate public health mitigation strategies during this pandemic by increasing social distancing. These services can be a safer option for HCP and patients by reducing potential infectious exposures. They can reduce the strain on healthcare systems by minimizing the surge of patient demand on facilities and reduce the use of PPE by healthcare providers.
Maintaining continuity of care to the extent possible can avoid additional negative consequences from delayed preventive, chronic, or routine care. Remote access to healthcare services may increase participation for those who are medically or socially vulnerable or who do not have ready access to providers. Remote access can also help preserve the patient-provider relationship at times when an in-person visit is not practical or feasible.
Remote Screen Patients
Provide Low-risk Urgent Care
Access Primary Care Providers
Manage Chronic Health Conditions
Participate in Physical Therapy
Engage in Case Management
Follow Up after Hospitalization
Deliver Advance Care Planning
Provide Education and Training for HCP
MicMD Telehealth Solutions
MicMD offers business clients a full set of embeddable and customizable telehealth solutions, including the ready-to-use "MicMD-NOW" telehealth platform, and the customizable "MicMD-Enterprise" solution.
Telehealth: Mitigates Risks and Saves Lives
A game-changer in the fight against COVID-19
Staying Safe While Getting Treatment
Telehealth can help by allowing providers to safely evaluate and identify potentially infected patients through video conferencing technologies. For patients at high-risk for COVID-19, or being diagnosed with it based on symptoms, they’ll most likely be advised to stay home and self-quarantine, due to the lack of test kits. In these situations, virtual consults can help providers keep a watchful eye on disease progression, enabling them to treat and monitor patients with milder cases and know who is sick enough to refer to a hospital.
Balancing Supply and Demand in Healthcare
Responding to COVID-19 will place an overwhelming burden on providers. We are going to reach the point where supply does not meet demand. However, not all areas of the country will be affected equally at the same time. One of the beauties of telehealth is to do load balancing. We can take a supply of providers from one side of the country, beam them through this technology to patients in a place that is overwhelmed. Patients could be at home, and virtual visits could be conducted through telehealth carts and devices inside emergency rooms.
Maximize Workforce Potential
A vast number of health care workers have to be quarantined at home and potential exposure to COVID-19 has raised concern about workforce capacity. At institutions with emergency department tele-intake or direct-to-consumer care, quarantined physicians can cover those services, freeing up other physicians to perform in-person care. Office-based practices can employ quarantined physicians to care for patients remotely.
High-Quality Care from A Distance
Beyond treating and screening potential COVID-19 patients, telehealth provides an option for providing routine care to the elderly and other high-risk patients, which also could be a strategy to protect at-risk patients from exposure and provide routine care. Healthcare systems could also use telehealth to deliver care to patients with chronic conditions, such as diabetes, asthma, and heart disease, to lower their exposure to the physician's office.
Telehealth: The Next Frontier of Care Delivery
Protects Healthcare Providers and Patients
Enables Radiologists to Read from Anywhere
Increases Healthcare Access in Senior Living Communities
Helps Conserve Supplies and Bed Space
Supports Specialties Such as Cardiology and Psychiatry
Brings Care to Populations in Need
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