COVID has quickly recalibrated every patient and practice in the US, often propelling virtual health technologies to the forefront. As the pandemic continues, and in its aftermath, virtual health will be as ubiquitous as smartphones. Planning to launch your telehealth or telemedicine program is just one action away. So, let's get planning.
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Let's Get a Plan Together
Start with the survey to focus your thoughts and needs. Next, review solutions options against your goals, and if you need help—we're here for you!
Things to Consider
You might be thinking—please not another EMR. We get it, that's why we've put together a criteria list to help you pick the best solution for your unique practice.
Take a stab at answering this first set of questions.
As you look at selecting and implementing a TeleHealth/TeleMedicine Solution think about what's best for your practice and your patients.
There are many solutions available, so don't worry about finding the right one.
Does the solution meet the needs for my size of practice?
Is there thorough training for the clinician side and business side of my practice? What format? Is it included?
Is this strictly a short-term solution? Does it meet HIPAA and Security Regs?
Can I schedule TeleHealth visits using this software?
Is it easy and safe to use for my patients? For staff?
What kind of bandwidth does it require? Will patient's be able to access it?
Will I have to invest in new computer hardware?
The thought starters below take your planning to the next level. These questions probe a little deeper.
Open up your thinking and visualize how digital health can take you, your team, and your practice to the next level of healthcare delivery.
If you're overwhelmed, we can help you with selecting the right partner.
Can the telemedicine solution connect to peripherals for patient monitoring? If so, what types
How do you see this digital health solution fitting into our existing processes? Will we have to drastically change?
Is remote patient monitoring possible? Are there patient alerts?
Can I post information for my patient's education?
Will patients need special hardware? If so who pays for it?
Can we remind patients about their appointments? Can you text and email?
Can we print out reports? Does it support compliance reporting?
Long Term:Full Clinic Integration
The operational effort and financial resource investment into a software solution may make the grade.
Achieve the full value of your investment by understanding the long term capabilities of the solution you are selecting and by gaining insight into the solution partner's future design functions.
Reach out to us and we'll help you discover the best solution for your practice.
Can this telehealth or telemedicine solution integrate with my electronic medical records (EMR) system?
Does the solution provider charge a fee for EMR integration?
How many EMR integrations has this digital health provider completed?
Can colleagues, caregivers, or family members participate in the virtual visit? What is the participant limit?
How does billing receive documentation of a telehealth or telemedicine visit?
What volume of visits can this software handle?
Can multiple clinicians from our practice use this simultaneously?