Today, with telemedicine technology, healthcare organizations can spend less time worrying about expenses and more time focusing on providing excellent patient care. Cost savings in telemedicine are also important for patients.
In terms of reducing health care costs, telemedicine intervenes by monitoring patients around the clock and sending information to health care professionals in real time. Therefore, the demand for face-to-face access is changing. Using telemedicine, home care providers collect important healthcare data, such as blood pressure readings, heart rate, respiration, blood glucose levels, body weight, etc. This eliminates the need for personal access to collect health data. For example, telemedicine in a hospital network reduced the number of postpartum hypertension visits by 57%, and also increased patient participation. Telemedicine makes it easier to access patient data, thus reducing the need for patients to visit the hospital and the cost of medical care.
With telemedicine technology, medical professionals do not need to spend precious time to obtain routine vital signs and problems (such as the patient’s sleep), and doctors can easily obtain these data through telemedicine technology. In addition, when health care professionals have a little rest time, they do not want to increase the work pressure. Doctors with high pressure are inefficient, who may resign or be dismissed, and the cost of hiring, training and recruiting new employees is high.
Of course, through telemedicine patients can also save costs. Patients do not have to pay for unnecessary visits, optimize the time of visits with health care providers, and improve the results with fewer medical care in the future. Equally important, telemedicine technology improves patient participation. Involved patients are more likely to follow the recommendations of healthcare providers and the treatment regimen, which makes health care more effective and reduces the possibility of additional treatment. Involved patients with chronic diseases are also easier to monitor regularly, resulting in more consistent care and fewer emergencies. Given the growing demand for improving the healthcare experience, providers should see telemedicine as a way to find opportunities to improve their return on investment while improving the quality of patient care. Health care providers are turning to telemedicine to improve their efficiency.