Five Reasons to be Thankful for Telehealth Services This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving affords us a day away from the responsibilities of daily life, allowing us a chance to sit down with our loved ones over an incredible meal and share gratitude and appreciation for the good things going on around us.

In the spirit of the holiday, we thought it would be a great idea to provide some of the reasons why patients, payers and practitioners alike can be grateful for telehealth services this year.

Benefits of Telehealth:

  • Telehealth services require less travel
  • Telehealth reduces the spread of viruses
  •  Reduced healthcare costs
  • Telehealth network of support
  • Offload healthcare inventory management

Let’s dig into the specific benefits telehealth services provide:

Telehealth Services Require Less Travel

You want to be home on the couch watching football with your family. Instead, your doctor visits will have you out of the house all afternoon. Telehealth services, on the other hand, afford all parties in the healthcare network to take care of business conveniently from home, giving you more time with the family.

Telehealth Reduces the Spread of Viruses

Medical facilities are a great place to heal, but they’re also a great place to catch another person’s flu bug—which is the last thing you want showing up at your big family gathering. Telehealth services allow potentially contagious patients to seek treatment remotely, keeping themselves and others from spreading pathogens.

Reduced Healthcare Costs with Telehealth

Telehealth services can help streamline care and administrative functions which, if managed responsibly, can result in considerable operational cost savings for healthcare organizations. In turn, this may help drive down medical costs for consumers. In such cases, everyone is a winner. And the more money you’re able to save, the more turkey you’ll be able to put on your plate this Thanksgiving.

Telehealth Network of Support

Thanksgiving wouldn’t be quite the same if you prepared the meal to eat alone. Healthcare is the same way—it’s all about your support network. A telehealth services provider helps you keep your team of doctors in close communication, while also providing robust customer service and technical support to improve patient outcomes.

Offload Healthcare Inventory Management

The last thing you want to hear right before dinnertime on Thanksgiving is that you’re out of gravy. And the last thing you want to hear when you’re seeking medical treatment is that a piece of equipment has gone missing. Telehealth services providers will help maintain and manage your inventory of medical supplies so that patients and doctors always have the right tools for the job at hand.

Learn about more reasons why patients, payers and providers alike can all be thankful for telehealth services this Thanksgiving.