As we continue to adjust to a somewhat normal state here in America, many businesses and public spaces are beginning to see an uptick in activity. But, what does this mean for healthcare providers? Continue reading to learn more about how you can leverage digital tools to manage the influx of in person appointments.
Although telehealth adoption was already on the rise before Covid-19, the demand for virtual care has significantly increased since March 2020, which saw a 154% surge in telehealth visits. As healthcare specialties began adapting to telehealth, pediatricians in particular started recognizing the benefits of virtual visits for children as well as how it offered parents more options to actively participate in their child's plans of care. While safeguarding loved ones from virus exposure was a chief concern throughout the pandemic, parents saw that telehealth also gave them the flexibility and convenience to seek continuity of care for their children without even having to leave the comforts of their own home.
With new methods of treatment, updated technologies and cutting-edge research moving the field forward, healthcare is constantly evolving. This means every aspect of patient care has to keep up, including the software you use day in and day out. While taking on a new platform can be a daunting process since it impacts every aspect of your business, you can significantly mitigate the disruption to your patients and staff by planning ahead. That is why we have broken down "the switch" into these five painless steps.
Earlier this week, we discussed the impact COVID has had on some of our everyday habits in terms of how we socialize with others in public spaces like stores, gyms, restaurants and even on dates all during a pandemic. While we can only offer so many social safety tips, it’s important to also note the overwhelming developments of digital engagement technology that continue to connect us with our loved ones, educate us even when schools are closed, provide virtual healthcare services in addition to stabilize our economy with remote workforce management. That’s why in part 2 of our “Living In 2021” blog series, we are going to discuss how these advancements have evolved how we define “social interaction” as well as what this year ahead will look like with continuity of communication as its focus.
A year ago today we had no idea what 2020 would have in store for us. Although we have each experienced trials and tribulations both collectively and individually, we are here today to face yet another new year full of opportunities. That being said, it will also be another year of navigating continuous change, so to stay safe but still manage to live your life, we’ve created a two part “Living In 2021” series that will cover what to expect and how to overcome the new “normal”.