There does not seem to be any end in sight to COVID. And now, during what is normally a busy winter cold and flu season, ongoing COVID concerns are prompting primary care offices and hospitals to encourage patients to utilize telemedicine screening whenever possible. Policymakers are trying to keep people out of the office as much as possible.
Whether or not such strategies are appropriate is up to medical experts to decide. As for us, our main task is to continue educating the healthcare community about our state-of-the-art telemedicine screening solutions. The solutions we provide take telemedicine to the next level.
More Than Just an App
Telemedicine has been around in one form or another for decades. Its most recent iteration is the telemedicine app. With the vast majority of adults now using smartphones on a daily basis, the telemedicine app seems like a no-brainer. However, our telemedicine solutions are more than just a basic app.
With a mobile app, you essentially get a video conferencing platform by which doctor and patient can conduct a virtual visit. Such visits are adequate for basic primary care needs. But what if the doctor wants something more? What if they need access to diagnostic tools? Those tools are not available on a smartphone.
That is where CSI Health comes in. Our healthcare telemedicine solutions come in a variety of form factors. We have portable solutions, health screening kiosks, and even fully functional clinical environments. They all have one thing in common: real-time diagnostic capabilities.
COVID Is Here to Stay
If your practice or health system is not yet on-board with telemedicine, COVID may be the thing that forces you to join the technology revolution. Just know this: COVID is here to stay. It will not matter how many vaccines are rolled out and how frequently people wear masks. The coronavirus is not going to disappear. As a result, telemedicine is here to stay as well.
The healthcare industry has historically been slow to adopt technology. Such has certainly been the case with telemedicine. The thing is that the technologies we now have available to us are not new. They have been around for a long time. It is just that the healthcare industry has resisted adopting them. COVID has changed all of that.
Your Patients Want Telemedicine
In the midst of the ongoing COVID crisis, your patients want telemedicine options. They want the opportunity to avoid a hospital or office visit if at all possible. Should the COVID crisis ever settle down to the point where experts are once again encouraging in-office visits, your patients will still want telemedicine options.
Telemedicine is better for your patients because it gives them access to primary care without all the hassles involved in visiting the doctor’s office or hospital. With telemedicine, patients do not have to clear as much time from their schedules. They don’t have to wait in traffic or sit in waiting rooms for hours on end. Telemedicine visits are faster, more efficient, and more to the point.
Now Is the Time
Now is the time to seriously invest in telemedicine solutions. With the COVID crisis ongoing, setting up a telemedicine platform now could be the key to the kind of growth you need to keep your practice moving forward years down the road. We encourage you not to waste this opportunity.
Please contact CSI Health to learn about all our telemedicine solutions. We offer the perfect combination of diagnostic testing and remote video conferencing. Our products are just what you need to develop a thriving telemedicine platform your patients will truly appreciate.