Technology has been revolutionizing industries all over the world and dermatology and vein care are no different. This is particularly true where the internet and creating points of access are concerned. In medicine and healthcare fields, telehealth is a growing option. As a dermatology care facility that is always on the cutting edge of technology, we are very interested in the benefits of telemedicine. So, we took a closer look, and here is what we have found.
The Difference Between Telehealth and Telemedicine?
While it is easy to picture video-conference interactions when we hear the term telehealth, it is so much more than that. In a nutshell, telehealth is any kind of medical care that allows medical practitioners to connect with their patients at a distance through the use of telecommunications. It is through telehealth technologies that telemedicine solutions become available. In other words, telemedicine is a specific kind of telehealth option.
What Exactly Is Telemedicine?
The term telemedicine refers to two things:
- A mobile app that allows medical practitioners and their patients to communicate through video chat.
- A software option that allows primary care providers to liaise with specialists at a distance by sending photos of certain conditions for a rapid, remote diagnosis.
Through these telemedicine solutions, patients are able to benefit from remote diagnosis and other kinds of care as they connect with their healthcare providers and dermatologists from a distance.
In What Ways Does Telemedicine Benefit the Field of Dermatology?
Telemedicine solutions can offer lots of benefits to dermatologists and their patients. Telemedicine solutions provide dermatologists and patients with options to stay connected even when they are miles apart. For example, there is no need for a patient to be in the room for a doctor to diagnosis them or follow up with a treatment. As such, we are able to provide faster, more rapid care solutions in a convenient and easily accessible way. This includes catching things like skin cancer more quickly.
7 Benefits of Telemedicine Remote Diagnosis Solutions for Dermatology
1. Rapid Service Delivery
Telemedicine offers the ability to send files – like reports or photos of skin spots – and have responses in the space of minutes. This can connect patients with both their primary care practitioner and specialists like dermatologists quickly and simultaneously. Consequently, patients can receive the best treatment possible from a collaboration between two or more doctors.
2. Privacy and Convenience
Through being able to have their dermatology consultation and diagnosis performed remotely, patients have the convenience of seeing their dermatologists from the privacy of their own home. Although all in-office dermatology appointments are private and confidential, patients may feel more comfortable divulging their ailments in their own homes.
3. Accessible Care
Telemedicine also allows a specialist to monitor a patient remotely if need be. For example, patients living in rural communities or who face other accessibility problems (like elderly patients with mobility issues), will now have more accessible care. Patients in these circumstances no longer have to worry about feeling “cut off” when they can be connected through telemedicine.
4. Rapid Emergency Care
There are times when you or a loved one may have a dermatological emergency that you will want to have assessed right away. In cases like these, telemedicine provides great options for both you and dermatologist. Being able to check in with your dermatologist and/or your primary care physician right away can be comforting. Even if you have already made your way to your primary care physician, he or she can easily check in with your dermatologist concerning the situation to provide you with a rapid solution.
5. Better Treatment Follow-Up and Patient Care
With telemedicine, dermatologists are able to check in with their patients more regularly. As a result, this improves the overall care experience for patients and their dermatologists. As all patients respond to treatments differently, this type of care helps providers monitor your treatment course and make any adjustments if needed.
6. Increased Engagement
Now that patients can connect with dermatologists more conveniently through telemedicine, many do so more frequently. Knowing they can readily reach their dermatologists may prevent them from hesitating to seek treatment. This can result catching some conditions before they progress.
7. Reduced Care Costs
Telemedicine solutions help reduce care costs for both patients and their dermatologists. The cost of accommodating patients in care facilities can be significantly reduced if we can treat them remotely. The costs of traveling to care facilities for treatment can be significantly reduced for patients as well.
Contact Us Today!
If you would like more information on telemedicine and dermatological care, contact our office. Our team will be happy to assist you with any questions you may have.
Who We Are And What We Do:
The appearance of one’s skin, hair and nails is a key factor in helping us to put our best foot forward in the world. In addition to being an overall indicator of good health, glowing, youthful, even-toned skin is attractive. Here at Universal Dermatology and Vein Care, we cater to all your dermatological and vascular needs. We use the latest technology to offer the best in dermatology care and vein treatment, including offering up all the health tips and dermatology tips needed to help all our patients of all ages maintain the good health of their skin and veins.
Skin, Hair, Nails, Veins And Your General Health Care Routine:
Every aspect of our overall health care regime is important to the health of the more seemingly cosmetic elements of our person. Healthy skin, hair, nails and veins go far beyond merely rubbing on a few brand name creams and doing cosmetic surgeries. Instead, our diet, level of physical activity and overall attention paid to general well-being and health care all play a vital role. It is therefore important that we eat well – getting the required amount of water, vegetables, fruits, proteins and nutrients on a daily basis — and participate in moderate exercise adding up to 30 minutes or more daily.
Vein Treatment And Removal In Columbus, Ohio:
With an estimated 30-40% of American adults suffering from some form of vein disorder, vein treatment and/or removal is that much more important. While some disorders are cosmetic — as is the case in some types of varicose and spider veins, others can be quite serious. Being able to tell the difference between the two may come down to recognizing certain symptoms. Symptoms such as restless legs, heaviness in the legs, swelling and leg pain may all be indications of a more serious condition.
Whatever the nature of your condition, whether serious or cosmetic, we have a treatment for it here at Universal Dermatology and Vein Care. We offer medical, surgical and cosmetic treatments for a variety of conditions including venous insufficiency, spider veins, and varicose veins. If you live and work in and around the Columbus Ohio area, contact us today for a complete assessment of your condition and a breakdown of the requisite treatment.Lear More