With so much technology available, it’s often difficult to decide which bits fit best with us, our lifestyles, and our jobs. Where in the past you had very few choices, the list now seems to be near enough endless. This is as true in offering your patients your services as it is in choosing your next computer, mobile phone, or speaker.
Through this blog, we’ll explain how you can use technology to your advantage and how it can really benefit the people you work with.
Reach the Unreachable!
For many, a trip to the doctor isn’t something they can manage. Whether it’s a physical issue, such as mobility problems, or a mental issue, such as anxiety or agoraphobia, lots of people have reasons for not venturing far.
However, technology now allows these people to be seen by medical professionals. Video calls and live chat have made communication so much easier, especially during a year where non-essential travel has been discouraged. This technology offers so much to doctors and patients, and we strongly believe that it’s something to get on board with.
Check in More Regularly
Some patients require regular checks for their conditions. While this is an important part of their recovery, it can often be difficult to fit in lots of appointments with the current climate. By using technology to book appointments, undertake appointments, and then monitor progress, you’re much more likely to get patients on the track to wellness.
Fit More Appointments in
Keeping a space clean and sterile is part and parcel of a doctor’s working day. However, bypassing this using technology can be a gateway to seeing more patients during surgery hours. As mentioned, video and live-text appointments have had an upturn since the COVID pandemic began and these technologies are excellent when employed effectively.
Where most appointments take between 10 and 15 minutes each, a video-based consultation can take much less, and you won’t have to worry about re-preparing the room for each patient!
Protect Yourself and Your Patients
Screens, masks, visors, and regular hand washing are proven to be good ways at keeping people safe. However, it’s undeniable that it’s even safer to be miles apart and conversing via video link, telephone, or live text.
Technology allows doctors to prioritise safety, convenience, and patient care, all at the same time. In a world that still hasn’t fully got to grips with the pandemic, this is vital!
Be Much More Prepared
As any medical professional will know, the appointments usually come thick and fast. One minute you’re helping someone with a chronic condition and the next you’re helping a new mother because their child has a temperature. Being prepared for every scenario is demanded of these professionals, but technology can make it a little easier.
Using smart scheduling and online bookings, you can see exactly who you’re dealing with, if they have underlying conditions, and what they want to speak about. This insight means that by the time the consultation starts, you’re ready to go.
Want to Know More?
If you want to know more about Peter’s services regarding this subject, you can get in touch with him today! He’s looking forward to talking with you and helping you to improve your organisation.