The future of telemedicine: purpose-built, integrated platforms

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March 1, 2022

Integrated telemedicine solutions can address current pain points.
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The future of telemedicine: purpose-built, integrated platforms
Integrated telemedicine solutions can address current pain points.
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March 01, 2022
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Propelled into mainstream use by the COVID-19 pandemic, telemedicine is becoming standard practice for many healthcare providers. According to David Ernst, MD, president of telemedicine innovator EPOWERdoc, these solutions will transform access to care and continue to drive more cost-effective delivery models, particularly at the EMS and emergency medicine level.

Telemedicine’s technological pain points

While telemedicine has undoubtedly come a long way, it still has significant limitations. One of the biggest limitations is provider usability. Often, telemedicine “platforms” are actually several disparate solutions cobbled together. These may include a video conferencing app, patient registration portal for demographic and insurance information, EMR, e-prescription app and discharge system.

Consequently, providers must toggle between separate software programs to review and enter patient data for a single encounter. This inefficient approach can introduce errors, create frustration for patients and providers, and jeopardize the continuity of care. There is hope, however: Telemedicine technology is making rapid advancements through purpose-built platforms.

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