Keeping a fully staffed hospital running with access to all the specialties can be expensive. Now, many telemedicine firms are allowing hospitals to hire remote specialists to extend their specialty care programs. Even a basic telehealth solution will help give patients access to the experts in a different specialty at one place. Without recruiting additional FTE’s, organizations can expand their healthcare programs.
Implementing telemedicine leads to an expanded treatment system. If patients have a simple, interactive way of communicating with their doctors, asking questions, and avoiding visits to hospitals, they are more likely to have good outcomes. These good outcomes can also be measured and often are used as quality metrics utilized in pay for performance programs.