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DrDoctor Integrated Video - helping more patients receive care
By Shaun Cullen
Topics: Industry insights
Coronavirus has had a huge impact on almost every area of modern life. The NHS has
responded heroically to the challenge, but the system is under huge pressure and
needs help. At DrDoctor we believe that technology is key to reducing the burden
currently placed on the NHS. From replacing paper based systems to keeping patients informed, technology is changing how we provide healthcare.
Government restrictions on non-essential travel are designed to help curb the impact of the virus, and are to be commended. But some people have been avoiding visiting their doctor because they either fear catching the virus or because they don’t want to further burden the NHS. While well-intentioned, this will lead to huge capacity problems further down the line as these appointments will need to be rescheduled and we will need new ideas to help solve those problems.
Video consultations can solve this problem by making it easier for healthcare
professionals to see more patients. Almost every industry has switched to some form of remote working and healthcare can also see benefits from changing ways of working.
The DrDoctor team has built a suite of tools to enable this switch effectively by
ensuring our software integrates with existing systems. This means no steep
learning curves or new solutions to learn how to use. Doctors can focus on helping
patients quickly and from day 1.
By enabling patients to consult with their doctors from the comfort of their own home,
the patient also becomes more of an active member in their own healthcare.
Sharing links with the patient in advance provides them with control of the situation and gives them time to ensure they are set up correctly, reducing the stress or anxiety of the situation.
Combining this with other DrDoctor products like our Follow-up Management tool can
further reduce the need for face-to-face appointments. Patients have everything they
need to complete assessments in the comfort of their own home which they can
securely submit for review. This means doctors can focus their attention on those
who need it most, and patients feel looked after and in control of their own
health. A true win-win scenario.
There has been a seismic shift in attitudes with regards to things like remote working
and video consultations; providing a real opportunity to modernise areas of the
doctor-patient relationship that otherwise might not have been possible.
Utilising technology to capitalize on this can bring in huge cost savings for the NHS,
enable doctors to become more productive with their time, and give patients a
feeling of ownership in their own healthcare journey.
If you are considering a switch to video consultations have a chat with us here
to see how you can see your patients remotely at home.