Does your healthcare organization offer remote or virtual care—such as telemedicine—as part of your service offerings? Are you thinking about it?
You should be.
Gone are the days when care delivery was confined to the four walls of a hospital. Patients today want the convenience of anytime, anywhere consultations—plus the ability to monitor conditions from home using wearable or mobile devices. On the flip side, busy clinicians crave the efficiency and mobility that digitally-enhanced workflows provide.
And thanks to technology, all of this is within reach, today.
There are lots of “whys” when it comes to distributed care. Some choose it for its ability to attract patients, grow revenue, and reduce costs associated with readmissions. Others seek it for its power to expand reach and increase access to care, especially in less mobile populations or areas with a shortage of specialists.
Given all of these benefits, the choice to offer some form of virtual care seems like a no-brainer for healthcare organizations. But the trickier question to answer is “how?” Where do you start? Do you have the right technology infrastructure? What organizational or cultural shifts will be required? Are there any challenges or roadblocks to overcome? (Hint: yes.)
To help you along this journey, we recently teamed up with the experts at HIMSS (Healthcare Information Management Systems Society) to produce an interactive eGuide: Your Technology Roadmap for Distributed Care. In it, healthcare technology leaders share their tips and best practices for supporting modern models of care. And for further reading, you’ll also find a variety of resources embedded throughout the guide, all just a click away.
Download it now—and start charting your organization’s course today.