With increasing demand and advancing technology, doctors today are able to accept more house calls than before. For the patients, this is great news because if they happen to be ill, doctors are now readily available.
The growing population has led to doctors being overbooked especially in metropolitan areas. The solutions offered by remote patient monitoring companies provide convenience to both doctors and patients in this respect.
For instance, let’s consider the case of a patient who has high blood pressure. She/he can use a remote device to check the BP several times. The readings can then be sent to a secure electronic health record from where the doctor can access them. However, accessing these records is not easy for the doctors as it comes with a two-step verification process.
Verification is done by entering the username and password which is the first step.
The next step involves a one-time password being sent to their mobile phones.
Once these two steps have been done, only then can the records be accessed. This ensures complete safety and security of the records stored online by patients.
According to a study by the Association of American Medical Colleges, there will be a shortage of 124,000 doctors by the year 2025. This means that the waiting list to consult a doctor will only become longer.
The need of the hour is thus virtual doctor visits and more security in storing patient medical records.
Remote patient monitoring companies provide secure platforms which allow doctors to communicate with healthcare professionals all over the world irrespective of their physical locations. They can also be used by physicians to monitor a patient’s electronic health records and talk to them on the phone or any other hand-held device.
Accordingly, nurses can also chip in to provide care to patients based on the recommendations made by the medical practitioner. The strong two-factor authentication process thus prevents personal data from getting breached and falling into the wrong hands in such cases.