“It’s not about bright shiny toys,” said Peter Kung. “It’s about how technology can improve and enhance what we are already doing. Take the technology and weave it into the workflow so that the clinical team sees it as the standard of care.”
“How will this work? Will I need to learn 20 new things to track my patients?” said Wendy Deibert, CEO/Founder, The VirtualEngine. “Physicians want a single, easy-to-navigate system. Nurses want to provide more hands-on care. Make it simple to care for patients.”
The American Medical Association says telehealth “can strengthen the patient-physician relationship and improve access for patients…”
Telehealth “means we can enhance the patient’s experience and deliver services when they need it, where they need it,” said Peter Kung, System Vice President, Virtual Health for SCL Health. “We can expand the continuum of care right to our patients.”
Consider the case that gratitude goes much deeper than a feel good attitude around the holidays. Research studies have shown that simply being thankful can lead to a healthier, happier life. This also extends to a happier, healthier workplace.
Getting sick while away from home often means hoping for the best at an unfamiliar ER or clinic. You wonder: will the doctor be a good fit for your needs? You’re worried about reciting your complete medical history. You don’t want to sit for hours in a waiting room full of other sick people until they can “squeeze you in.”