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How Telehealth Will Change the Way Care is Delivered

Updated: Sep 5, 2023

A patient and nurse connecting with a specialist from a distance via virtual care platform.

In the eyes of many people telehealth is something that just checks the box and rightfully so, but not for long. At the moment telehealth is no more than being able to essentially FaceTime your doctor because nearly every telehealth appointment is conducted via a Zoom, Microsoft Teams, or a WebEx link that relies on the patient to verbally convey their medical history.

Not only does this not really add any value to the patient or the provider, but it also opens both parties to unnecessary risks. Whether that risk be in the form of a data breach that puts patient data at risk or in the form of a prescription for a medication that has a negative reaction to a prescription that a patient forgot to mention but could have been verified with access to comprehensive medical records.

If I had to guess you’re probably asking yourself, “If telehealth seems so risky then why should we believe in it's ability to safely deliver on the idea of changing how healthcare is delivered for the better?” and you aren’t wrong for wondering that. But what if your healthcare provider offered you a platform that allowed you to consolidate all your medical data that is scattered across multiple patient portals and multiple wearable devices into a single platform that is as secure as the platforms the CIA uses to manage all their data? From there you could consolidate all your data into a single secure platform and from there you could have instant access to available physicians and the ability to share your comprehensive medical record and a comprehensive history of wearable data with them and receive care virtually within that same secure platform?

Think about it when you go to a doctor’s office what do they do? They measure your heart rate, respiratory rate, blood pressure, oxygen saturation, and take your height and weight but they only get the readings from that moment in time. In other words, they’re just getting a snapshot of your wellbeing. But with a more comprehensive and fully integrated platform that uses modern technology to capture every vital reading throughout the day on various wearables you can share the whole movie with your provider and receive a more comprehensive and preventative form of care. For a long time the norm in healthcare has consisted of a low frequency high intensity treatment cycle, but with a fully integrated telehealth experience we are able to create a high frequency low intensity treatment cycle that is convenient for both the patient and the physician.

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