COVID-19 has wreaked havoc throughout the country and the healthcare system. However, telemedicine is stepping up as the spotlight helping healthcare providers and caregivers better respond to the needs of the patients. Necessity is the mother of innovations, and efforts are being made to develop creative solutions to handle healthcare-related challenges impeccably.
Many novel solutions are being brought in to cope with the unprecedented circumstances, which have overwhelmed the healthcare systems, and one such is Telemedicine.
Telemedicine is bridging the gap
Telemedicine is emerging as a sustainable and effective solution to treat and prevent the ongoing spread of COVID-19. It is bridging the gap between patients and healthcare providers. Telemedicine is an innovation in the healthcare industry that allows both patients and healthcare providers to have two-way and real-time communication by using visual, audio, and electronic means.
This innovation is not only helping COVID-19 affected patients to find immediate help and support. But the same technology is letting other patients dealing with different health complications reach out to doctors and receive the much-needed care right from the comfort of their home. It is telemedicine that is minimizing the number of patients in the emergency room.
Telemedicine is minimizing the exposure of COVID-19
The primary care physicians are working tirelessly to treat patients. However, being in frontlines at ground zero is making them more prone to COVID-19 as well. Appropriate measures have to be taken to minimize the transmission risk. With the help of telemedicine, chronic patients can now schedule teleconsultation and avoid clinical visits, leading to minimal risk of coronavirus exposure.
Telemedicine is providing everyone with the much-needed support and delivering chronic medicine to the patient’s house. Should there be any complications faced by the patient, immediate and appropriate actions are being taken accordingly.