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St. Luke University hospital confirms that in-person care and telehealth go hand-in-hand. Telemedicine offers a more flexible approach.
Telemedicine is flourishing in leaps and bounds after the pandemic. St. Luke University recently proved its requirement in health care. It also clarified how amazing it is for the patients and is a pivot to health care organizations. There was always a need for advanced technology. And telehealth provided the solution.
The University Health Network today is successful in expanding to 14 hospitals. It is in the region of Pennsylvania and western New Jersey. The best part is that both urban and rural areas are getting a fair share of healthcare with telemedicine. It also reduced the consultancy time for patients. They can reach the doctors on the first sign of symptoms.
Telehealth has made health care whenever, wherever and however possible. It offers additional coverage for the organization. Healthcare organizations have also realized that they can treat patients better and faster. It is all part of additional hospital coverage.
Jody McCloud Missmer, the behavioral health network administrator at St. Lukes, stated, “Another problem we had was with the number of solutions we were using. We had multiple platforms in place, so it was important that we could find a solution that worked within our EHR to make the process simpler for our care team members and would be sustainable for the long term.”
She also adds later on the language preference. The patients can add or receive healthcare in a language they are comfortable in. The hospital also saw an increasing number of patients in mental health. It believes in the need to act faster and serve the patient with utmost care.
The organization was constantly working to leverage technology for effective healthcare. In addition, it offered self-care for employees and families.
However, the biggest challenge was to identify a platform that could meet the requirement. Healthcare was looking for a safer and face-to-face interaction platform for the patients. Digital health was actively used to search for and later implement the policies.