Children under the age of 15 attend an estimated 71 million office visits annually in the US. The vast majority are related to acute problems which are 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 and improve patient and caregiver experience.
After-hours care presents the greatest opportunity for improvement in reducing the amount of time parents miss work, and there is also a strong case for a lowering the cost associated with emergency care.
Large pediatric organizations or hospital employed groups have specific needs, existing technology, and unique workflows. The VisuWell platform is a modular tool suite that is built to integrate with your practice and help you innovate how you deliver care.
Emergency department pediatric visits result in 96% of patients being treated and released which means the vast majority are getting the same care they could have received 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 parents from bringing 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.
Improve outcomes for children with chronic conditions and leverage care plan coordinators to provide more frequent checkins. Through virtual visits, providers can monitor patient progress while decreasing the burden on the provider and patient.
Every office visit uses the time of office staff and valuable office space. Decrease demand on office resources by utilizing telemedicine for management of medications, including treatment for asthma, allergies, and behavioral conditions. It is also an ideal solution for refills.
Lab results can contain sensitive information and it should be a priority to handle them 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.