Why Your Practice Needs Telemedicine During COVID-19
April 10, 2020 By Practice Growth Pras
Show your patients you’re there for them and create additional revenue by adding telemedicine!
TELEMEDICINE INCREASES ACCESS TO CARE.
With everyone stuck at home and at-risk patients afraid to leave, our access to health care is limited in an unprecedented way. Many patients are ignoring injuries or pain because they are not supposed to leave, and not sure how to consult a doctor otherwise.
TELEMEDICINE ENHANCES FACE-TO- FACE MEDICINE.
In a time of panic and tragedy, we remember those that were there for us and forget those that weren’t. Maintaining your relationships with patients and providing comfort builds patient loyalty and dramatically increases the odds that they return to your practice when this is over. Many doctors will be surprised to find patients won’t return to their practice because they found care elsewhere during this time.
TELEMEDICINE REDUCES HEALTH CARE COSTS.
Many practices are only open for emergencies, which creates the unfortunate mindset that patients have to either fake an emergency or ignore pain. “Emergencies” that aren’t critical waste time and resources. And ignoring early signs of pain leads to much costlier treatment later, when the condition worsens.