Children under the age of 15 attend an estimated 71 million office visits annually in the US. The vast majority of these visits are related to acute problems and become the leading cause of parents missing work. The economic burden and time lost is a substantial cost to families and employers. Telemedicine presents the greatest opportunity to rethink traditional care to improve patient and caregiver experience.
After-hours care presents the greatest opportunity for improvement in reducing the amount of work time parents miss, and there’s a strong case for lowering the cost associated with emergency care as well.
The VisuWell platform helps medical groups initiate BHI through our network of telebehavioral specialists. Now you can leverage on-demand collaborative care or quickly facilitate referrals, reducing administrative burden while swiftly providing patients with the behavioral care they need.
Emergency department pediatric visits result in 96% of patients being treated and released, meanings the vast majority are receiving nearly the same care there, as they would have from their pediatrician. After-hours care is a tremendous opportunity for increased revenue in pediatric offices. For years, pediatric groups have experienced significant leakage to emergency departments and the few pediatric after-hour clinics. Pediatric telemedicine is the solution for better care, continuity and increased revenue.
The patient and caregiver benefit greatly from telemedicine. It prevents the need parents to bring healthy siblings along, placing them at risk for office acquired illnesses. In addition, patients can see their own provider that has access to their electronic record, medication list, and care history.
Every office visit uses valuable time of office staff and office space. Decrease resource demand by utilizing telemedicine for management of medications – including treatment for asthma, allergies, and behavioral conditions. It is also an ideal solution for refills.
Improve outcomes for children with chronic conditions and leverage care plan coordinators to provide more frequent check-ins. Through virtual visits, providers can monitor patient progress while decreasing the burden on the provider and patient.
Lab results contain sensitive information and should ideally be handled face-to-face. Pediatricians can provide a higher level of service using telemedicine while allowing parents to meet from the convenience of their office or home.
The VisuWell platform is equipped with an open API strategy for data sharing and workflow integration with existing clinical and administrative systems. Seamless integration is both critical and necessary to a successful transition to a robust telemedicine program.
The VisuWell app carries your telemedicine suite to mobile devices. Now you can extend organizational branding to your own telemedicine app without the high cost of development.
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