The new installment of the lesson learned feature series is quickly pivoting the leads towards lasting improvement.
This pandemic is the reason behind this uncertain atmosphere in healthcare unseen before. IT has come up with the stage for the CIOs in the other health IT executives to rethink their approach with refined telehealth.
This healthcare institution is a much prominent one as Geisinger is coming to the explosion of telemedicine from early 2020. It has offered many lessons about how telemedicine is now getting bigger to move forward. Before the pandemic, telehealth was not being able to take it off. It is much longer and slow in growth with the high level of adoption.
Fine is offering a more personal example. He is having several more surgeries for carpal tunnel syndrome. The surgeon is asking if he wants to handle the check-up appointments with telemedicine.
They were going ahead and managed to save so much time. They were able to get online to get with the physician.
Fine also said that patient satisfaction is going up with the rise of telehealth. He is comparing the conventional way of in-person appointments, where it requires the patients to check-in and wait for some time. It is compared with the new easy way of telemedicine.
Though it is not a hundred percent, it is making things much quicker while delivering better patient satisfaction. They have also changed the culture of the patients and the way of accepting the treatment. At the same time, the adoption has become much better. Also, it has the opportunities to get much better.
Similar to Fine at Geisinger, Hilburn of Grady Health System is having its hands full with telemedicine. Hilburn is saying that one lesson that Grady has learned is telehealth capabilities. It requires much significant expansion to rise and meet the need for public health.
The services are including video visits with the specialty and primary care, along with the remote monitoring of the patients. It is going to be applicable for the remote monitoring of chronic patients who require medical oversight. Also, it is expanding the reach of Grady health’s mobile integrated Health Program with the addition of the mobile telehealth kits.
These kits are going to allow the paramedics to deploy their peripherals for the otoscopes, stethoscopes, and ophthalmoscopes, along with dermatoscope. Patients can access this from their homes.