New Normal for Medical Consultations
With hospitals besieged with treating cases of infections related to the pandemic, the scope and the role of enterprise clinics in providing medical care has changed dramatically. Clinics need an alternative way of providing adequate treatment and diagnostic services whilst reducing the need for in-person visits to reduce the spread of the COVID virus. Many of the current systems are inadequate to meet this new requirement while others have resorted to using separate third party applications that are temporary solutions at best while adding to the disconnect and silos across records that contain patients’ medical information.
Integrated Healthcare System to Reduce In-Person Medical Risks
Support for all types of consult — from Physical to Virtual Consultation with Telemedicine combined with the ease of using a Patient Portal!
Fixing healthcare requires holistic approaches where systems are connected to each other. This ensures that medical information is updated and complete at all points of access. As relevant as the use of telemedicine and virtual consultations is, a more comprehensive view of the patient’s condition is stored in the electronic medical record. Ensuring the best medical options and preventing unwanted errors in the future requires that the EMR stays updated regardless of a virtual or personal meeting.
Ultimately, in our current scenario, clinics will need to address the patient’s medical needs while also ensuring their safety and comfort. It is timely that such technology now exists that limits the need for physical contact to lower infection risks. It is quite impossible to predict what healthcare services will be like in the near future but what is certain is that the care services will continue to adapt. Providers will need to invest in systems that help ensure that the business and practice of providing care will continue to be supported across every stage while aggregating every important information to the patient’s electronic medical record.