Emerging Technologies in Health Care delivery,If there is one way to improve health care delivery and increase access to care across the country, it is through the use of telemedicine and other disruptive innovations in health care delivery. Telemedicine has enabled physicians to work with patients who may be miles away from their homes, giving patients a better chance at getting the best medical care.
Telemedicine has been around for some time. There are now more than two dozen telemedicine service providers. Many of these are small, community-based companies that provide medical services through the Internet, using telecommunication systems such as the Internet or telephone service. For smaller organizations, telemedicine is often provided through long distance providers who also provide basic patient medical records.
It is important for your health care system to remain highly functional and reliable. However, when it comes to telemedicine and other disruptive innovations in health care delivery, it is important to ensure that the technology and the policies of your health care system to support your goals.
Your health care system will need to establish a policy for how telemedicine will be used in your area. The policy needs to be updated regularly so that new technologies and new providers do not make it too difficult for your system to keep up with the changes in your area. In order to determine whether your health care system will be able to accommodate telemedicine.
It is important for your insurance provider to know what kinds of telemedicine providers are available in your area. You can help your health care system is more flexible by providing your insurance provider with a list of providers near your location, which can be accessed when needed.
These providers can then be consulted about what kind of technology and policies are necessary to support your system, helping you to ensure that your care is continuing to be effective.