The sophistication of connected devices and at-home testing and monitoring kits has never been greater. This is indicative of the evolution to date in the telemedicine field and provides ample opportunity to collect data that can be used to inform diagnosis and care plans today. Any practice or health system designing a collaborative care platform should be looking at ways to integrate these devices and their data feeds. For example, the data collected through the Orb Health platform – at a minimum – can help doctors and practitioners confirm a diagnosis or possibly lead them to a new one. Vigilant teams can even chart or model the data to forecast potential issues and be in front of medication or care plan changes.
The key to turning this collected data into actionable data is the quality and integration of tools, dashboards and practice workflows. It is possible today to design a system that remotely captures observations that in the past would have required an in-person visit. This allows clinicians to be more efficient in their own activities so they can optimize future visits, handle guidance and medication remotely, or incorporate additional care professionals into the workflow as needed.
So while this piece and the advice of those interviewed is certainly accurate – telemedicine will definitely grow and evolve over the coming years into a standard, possibly primary care practice – there is much that can be done in the here and now. Contact us today to learn how Orb Health offers the best in integration and service to act as an extension of your practice to improve both care and revenues.
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