Let’s consider two scenarios- one in which the medical scene is as it used to be in earlier times and the other being its present state.
In earlier days, medical professionals used to make rounds on horse carriages. During those times, patients were gratified by the presence of doctors.
Compare that picture to the one we have today where there are huge hospitals and small clinics in every few blocks.
Doctors and other medical professionals these days are overwhelmed by the sheer demand they face owing to the numerous patients they have to attend to in a day.
The experiences of both doctors as well as patients can greatly change with the incorporation of telemedicine services.
How does it happen?
Well, to begin with, telemedicine services allow doctors and patients to interact in real time irrespective of their geographical locations. This means that a patient could be in another country on vacation and if she/he falls sick, the patient has the option of communicating with the doctor they consult regularly, instead of ending up with a quack. For patients who need immediate attention, this is highly beneficial.
Just as any technology which faces scrutiny when first deployed, the same happened with telemedicine services. People are also wary about the security of such platforms. Thus, ensuring security of such platforms should be the primary objective of the telemedicine providers.
Think about the first time you got a gadget which you had never used before. Initially you might have been nervous (which is quite natural) but gradually you got the hang of it. The same is the case with telemedicine services. Until and unless people adopt it, they won’t be able to see or understand its benefits.
How better to do that than by beginning with yourself. So go ahead and use telemedicine services and enjoy a new level of medical care.