Telemedicine, is 2017 the year of widespread adoption?

Telemedicine, is 2017 the year of widespread adoption?

In an article by Dave Sinbinski CEO of snapMD, 2017 is the year of “widespread adoption” in the telemedicine industry. As demand for alternative health care services increases in the US, so will the use of telemedicine. Clocktree provides a platform in which providers can easily store patient records under a HIPAA compliant system and increases the availability of communication between provider and patient by use of secure video chat, messaging and other forms of communication.  

MACRA is the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act and replaces the current medicare reimbursement using a pay-for-performance motto, quality care is the number one goal of the MACRA. Telemedicine and Clocktree specifically can help improve the quality of care by offering more convenient access to medical services, as well as decreasing the need for patients to come in for face to face visits for minor issues or chronic illness.

This not only helps the patients at home stay more comfortable but also decreases the number of patients in waiting rooms, making more space for seriously ill patients to come in. The article states “This will allow for doctors to see more patients than ever before”.

Telemedicine is also beneficial for those who have many doctors spread over a wide geographic region, decreasing the need for travel and increasing the amount of time and care patients can receive from multiple doctors.

Telemedicine is going to be a large part in the future of healthcare. Clocktree wants you to be a part of this growing field; you can view our features page to see what our platform offers. If you feel the time is right for you to adopt telehealth in your practice please check out our starter package on our pricing page which is free for up to 10 hours per month of use.

Please don’t hesitate to give our care team a call at 302-990-8935 or send us an email at info@clocktree.com if you have any questions.

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