Telemedicine has existed on the fringes of conventional healthcare practices and services for decades now. But as a private practice owner, there are more advantages to investing in a HIPAA-compliant telemedicine platform than you realize.
It’s not only a great investment for your services, but it’s also beneficial to you as a business owner. Among the long list of advantages, here are some key points to consider to help you decide:
1. It helps you offer better services.
Not only can you expand your client base to reach those outside immediate proximity and those who are homebound, but you’re also able to improve the quality of service. With a more satisfied staff, greater access to care for patients, and overall ease and efficiency, your services will undeniably improve.
Simple steps to improve patient access to healthcare can help many people adhere better and trust in your services, and seeing as how telemedicine plays a major role in improving barriers like physical appointments and scheduled care, they’re able to rely on you more.
Patient engagement, another crucial metric of success, will also improve as they become more actively involved in their treatment and adherence. There’s better access, fewer communication gaps, and a more consistent sharing of symptoms and developments as they occur.
2. Revenue goes up, costs go down.
When you own a private practice, you’re not just a doctor. You’re a business owner too. And with that, it’s crucial that you think like one. Telemedicine apps like CallingDr allow you to expand your practice and services significantly.
As mentioned earlier, improved access to healthcare means a wider patient base, but there’s also greater availability and flexibility outside office hours. This allows you to cut back on overheads and costs of operation while simultaneously increasing billable hours.
You also lose less in the form of no-shows and cancellations because patients no longer need to change their schedule or struggle with availability. A lot of clinics tend to have cancellation policies and fines for no-shows, but they don’t always work.
Virtual appointments help patients and doctors alike because they remove barriers (refer to point 1) like transport, needing time off work, and other commitments.
3. You enjoy a greater work-life balance.
Work-life balance is one of the biggest reasons physicians move toward private practice, but it can get pretty hectic here too. After years of intense training and education, getting through residencies, fellowships, and much more, it’s only normal to want more control over your schedule. But you’re still functioning as a business owner and filling in multiple other roles.
Here’s where telemedicine can help you schedule appointments and enjoy more of a balance, as you see critical and urgent care patients while traveling (for business and pleasure), or without needing to visit the clinic or see patients during specific hours.
You can reach out to us to know more about our app or find a complete range of features here. You can also learn about pricing and other details to help you make a decision.