Doctors and patients have much at stake in the aftercare process. From stopping blood clots before it's too late to educating the patient's care team. Video Telemedicine for aftercare gives patients and doctors more convenient and cost-effective options to pursue throughout the healing process. When HIPAA compliant video telemedicine aftercare is an option, the patient experience is improved and satisfaction goes up.
What are some types of surgery used for post surgery care with telehealth?
Procedures concurrent with mental health concerns
One Touch Telehealth's HIPAA compliant video conferencing technology is perfect for medical follow-up care. Most EMR’s that have added desktop or website video conferencing as an add-on product. Our telehealth technology is built so patients can connect through their mobile devices. Therefore, surgery patients can stay in the comfort of their home while healing from surgical incisions.
The patient can have a post op via telehealth with their surgeon to address any concerns and make sure they are healing properly. In the case that a prescription is needed for pain medication, the patient could interface with a pharmacist for a consult via video. As a result, it would then be possible to have a caregiver to pick up any needed medications.
Post surgery care follow-up would also be very helpful for patients being discharged from the Emergency Room when they leave the hospital. If a patient is being treated via Emergency Medicine, then typically the ER patient is overwhelmed and has trouble retaining information for home care. Integrating video into other technologically driven follow-up tools can help patients stick to their treatment plan, pain management, and reach out proactively.
For higher-risk patients, in-person followup after 24 hours care may be necessary. Telehealth Aftercare can be a supplement to higher risk recovering from surgery patients.
HIPAA compliant video telemedicine technology is one of the tools for surgery centers to utilize for aftercare.
Video chat technology can easily be integrated into an aftercare plan and can supplement emerging trends where practices and hospitals have customized mobile apps. There are several ways that video telehealth can improve patient experience:
More patient compliance
Video Telemedicine also has applications at the beginning of the healthcare process with Emergency Medicine. Click Here to view our Infographic on Houston’s ETHAN (Emergency Telehealth and Navigation) program to reduce strain on Hospitals and treat Primary Care concerns.