Glenwood is excited to announce the release of our new Tele-Medicine module! This feature can be integrated into your current GlaceEMR software and will allow you to schedule tele-visits with your patients directly from Glace.
Why Choose Tele-Medicine?
So what is tele-medicine? Do you really need it for your practice?
Tele-medicine enables you to provide remote clinical services via HIPAA-compliant video-conferencing tools. This can make healthcare more accessible and cost-effective for your patients, and increase patient engagement especially for those living in rural areas. It also benefits senior patients who are able to age in place and consult a physician from the comfort of home.
This technology is frequently used for follow-up visits, management of chronic conditions, medication management, specialist consultation, and other clinical services that can be provided remotely via secure connection.
Tele-medicine allows for the sharing of information in real time and can capture readings from medical devices in separate locations, enabling you to diagnose and treat patients from a distance.
Incorporating tele-medicine services into your practice and providing remote care to patients is essential due to the growing threat from the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. This is a time-sensitive issue and reducing risk to yourself and patients is crucial. Tele-medicine is one of the most effective methods of responding to the outbreak and can allow patients to still receive care while practicing social distancing.
For patients, a tele-medicine visit also means less time away from work, no travel time or expenses, less interference with child/elder care responsibilities, and no exposure to other potentially contagious patients. The more convenient the experience, the more likely patients are to seek treatment when they are ill.
Tele-medicine is still a new concept to some providers but is expanding rapidly. We anticipate greater demand in the future from the next generation of tech savvy providers and patients due to the convenience and cost savings. Now is the optimum time for you to integrate tele-medicine as a regular part of your medical services.
If you would like to add Tele-Medicine to your Glace account, please contact tech support to request the paperwork.