With coronavirus cases growing exponentially in the U.S. and our healthcare staff tackling and taking care of the most affected, Telemedicine has risen up as the unsung hero of the hour.
Telemedicine or remote care has emerged as a vital way through which patients can consult with their doctors remotely, keeping the patients as well as the health workers safer.
Healthcare providers in all verticals are using virtual visits to screen patients, provide consultation, prescribe medicine and to handle the routine inquiries and the chronically ill.
They’re proving effective in comforting people who are anxious about the outbreak or had to check-up regularly.
Even patients are welcoming the change and are eagerly embracing this approach. Limiting the face-to-face encounters not only protects health workers and support staff but is also safeguarding the patients from the possible exposure from clinics and waiting rooms.
CareClix is providing remote screenings for COVID-19, connecting their board-certified doctors to assist over their mobile app, website and via call.
We are here to support your well-being during the #coronavirus outbreak. Our board-certified doctors can assist you and your family members! Visit https://t.co/qtKBPeHfe3 to sign up. #StaySafe #TakeCare #TryCareClix pic.twitter.com/pGx2PhSr3i— CareClix (@CareClix) March 20, 2020
Dermatologist Dr. Josephine Futrell recently shared how her clinic Ark-La-Tex Dermatology, Louisiana has adopted remote care and is handling the appointments via telemedicine.
Introducing #telemedicine. Call the office for us to assess whether or not your appt can be handled via telemedicine. The process is easy, you can use your smartphone or computer (as long it has a camera). We will walk you through the process. #arklatexdermatology #dermatology pic.twitter.com/BAW2RwEHWg— DrJosephineFutrell (@FutrellSkincare) March 23, 2020
Afib Clinic at Birmingham, AL’s Grandview Medical Center is encouraging and helping other medical clinics to adopt telemedicine hassle-free.
#EPeeps #Telemedicine We have experience with telemedicine and we will share our workflows to help others implement quicker. Will also try to post some tips and pitfalls we have encountered. Please share as it may help some implement. Download the PDF of our triage and workflows— Jose Osorio (@josoriomd) March 21, 2020