Are you afraid to brave COVID-19 and venture out of the house? Do you need a medication refill? Are you in a lot of pain from a recent accident, but have x-rays from your local emergency department? Sometimes the distance and travel time will limit our patients from coming in to see one of our providers. Now, there are new measures in place, and this is helping to expand visits and medical connections. Here in the beautiful city of Celebration, you are able to connect with your favorite sports medicine center by using HIPAA-compliant telehealth services with a computer, tablet, or smartphone. You can visit our Service Page to learn more about how we can help you and the services we offer.
Face-To-Face Meetings With Your Provider Improves Quality Of Care
The option of meeting with your care provider over a video conference, using a computer, tablet, or smartphone is always an option. This has been shown to improve the quality of care for patients. A recent study showed that with telemedicine, patients were more engaged with their medical care. The research also showed 38% fewer hospital admissions, multiple day stays in the hospital dropped 31%, and many patients were 63% more likely to have a shorter stay in the hospital.
Our office strives for a strong healthcare provider-patient relationship, along with high-quality patient care, while reducing medical expenses. The new technology is not meant to replace office visits. Our healthcare providers will continue seeing patients in-person while providing the convenience of seeing patients remotely for follow up appointments, education, and medication refills.
Advantages of Telehealth Services
There are just not enough hours in the day for patients and healthcare providers. Meeting remotely will assist patients in balancing their work and family life – while having enough time to take care of their health. With the telemedicine option on the rise, patients are able to have a face-to-face appointment with their healthcare provider – without even leaving their home (or office). Patients are comfortable, knowing that they are safe within their own home – and will not be exposed to COVID-19. Patients also enjoy the convenience of meeting with their healthcare provider; without the need to leave work early, then race through traffic to make it to their scheduled appointment on time.
Telemedicine is Growing in Popularity
Using telemedicine for medical appointments can improve job satisfaction for healthcare providers, as well. Medical offices have fewer missed appointments and last-minute cancellations, which is helpful for keeping the healthcare provider’s schedule on time.
Using telemedicine is becoming more popular, especially with COVID. By using telehealth services, it has helped those who are not comfortable going out into public, don’t have regular transportation, or have difficulty getting around. As we stated above, this is not meant to replace in office visits entirely, but add an option for the occasional need.
Interested in using telehealth services for your next follow up appointment with your provider? Contact us today! Our Celebration office team is looking forward to connecting with you. We will help you with each step of the process to make your first virtual appointment with one of our providers, both efficient and stress-free!