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How to Improve Quality of Care with Pediatric Telehealth

By September 3, 2020 No Comments

Throughout the pandemic, many patients have opted for quick care and walk-in clinics to satisfy their immediate health needs. The problem? As these quick visits are completed without previous knowledge of patient history, a patient may not receive the highest quality of care. 

With pediatric telehealth, you can help reduce patient leakage through on-demand virtual care to connect with your patients where they are. With a virtual pediatric care solution, you can connect the right patient to the right provider at the right time. 

Still unsure if telemedicine is right for your practice? Here are some ways pediatric telemedicine can improve quality of care and positive patient outcomes.

Communication

When it comes to your clinical practice, quality of care for your patients shouldn’t be a question. Clear communication plays a key role when medical issues arise, especially in pediatric care. With telemedicine services, your clinic can not only improve communication between physicians and staff, but it can also ensure a high clinical standard of communication between your providers and patients. In pediatrics, telehealth technologies can be used to deliver the same or enhanced care that is currently provided from a computer, smartphone or tablet. 

Since the patient-centered medical home has become increasingly important, greater care coordination is required as telehealth technology use continues to increase. In particular, children with special healthcare needs can receive high-quality services via virtual visits that allow for a new line of communication without ever leaving their home. Additionally, as telehealth technologies continue to streamline communication between providers and patients, clinics are more able to improve disease management in their communities. 

Patient History

Increased sensitivity to public health and safety has made it more likely that patients have health concerns, but harder for patients to access their normal providers. As a result, patient history and the tools clinics use to handle that history have become fragmented, making it difficult to grasp all of a patient’s background info before an appointment. With pediatric telehealth, your team is equipped with the tools they need to properly and securely access a patient’s file, previous health concerns and past clinic data. In addition, a pediatric telehealth solution can help physicians treat more patients in the same amount of time while reducing wait times and offering the same quality of care to patients. 

Patient Reach 

There is a significant disproportion in the geographic distribution of pediatric clinical care across the country, resulting in many neglected regions. These neglected communities are most commonly found in rural regions, but can include suburban and urban settings where access to quality pediatric healthcare is not always an option. By increasing health care access for children in underserved communities, the use of pediatric telehealth helps to reduce missed appointment rates, increase consistency of recommended therapies, and ensure the appropriate frequency of physician visits. 

At Anytime Pediatrics, we’re here to help you serve your patients and achieve positive patient outcomes. Our virtual pediatric care solution allows you to connect with patients in a way that’s convenient, safe and cost-effective for everyone. Contact us and schedule a demo today!

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