TORONTO, Nov. 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — As COVID-19 continues to grip certain regions of the world, doctors are turning to telemedicine as a way to see patients, when possible, from a safe distance. This is happening thanks to the evolution of virtual medicine solutions that now allow doctors and patients to connect via video call technology.
Just like everyone else, those in the medical community look forward to the day where the worst of COVID-19 is behind us. When this time inevitably happens, though, healthcare professionals should continually encourage patients to visit them virtually.
According to recent findings from Amwell, "92% of physicians are still expecting to use video visits when it is safe to meet with patients."
Dr. Richard Tytus, Co-Founder and Medical Director of telemedicine solution Banty Inc., recognizes patients may pull back from online doctor’s appointments once the pandemic winds down. As such, he believes doctors need to work hard to maintain a strong telemedicine presence at their clinics for years to come. They can do this by:
- Heavily promoting telemedicine services: As patients begin to feel more comfortable about visiting a doctor’s office, that’s the optimal time to remind them about the continued availability of virtual appointments. Doctors need to explain how not all appointments require an in-person commitment and that they are still offering telemedicine services as part of their day-to-day patient treatment plans. Clinics could find that some patients believe virtual visits will vanquish post-COVID-19
- Staying up-to-date with new technology: There is no doubt the technology that supports telemedicine services will continue to improve over time. Medical clinics need to stay on top of the latest innovations in order to make sure the virtual experience each patient receives continues to be the most modern and convenient one possible
- Always providing a secure online environment: Patients want to know that what they discuss online with their doctor remains private and confidential. Thus, doctors should always make it known to patients that their online security is of the utmost importance. Banty Medical, in particular, is HIPAA/PHIPA compliant and uses end-to-end encryption to see that all content shared during online appointments held on this solution does not leak out
- Offering an excellent online appointment experience: If a doctor’s online appointments are negatively impacted by technological issues or poor communication, patients will undoubtedly opt for more in-person appointments. All medical clinics need to see that the doctor has great Internet connectivity for patient video calls, as well as a bright room, and great audio-video settings. Check off all these boxes and patients will keep coming online
"Doctors should always go above and beyond in the telemedicine space," adds Dr. Tytus. "To do this, patients need to be continuously reminded about the benefits of online appointments even after COVID-19 passes."
Banty.com’s video call service offers all subscribers a custom, permanent URL (i.e., Banty.com/MyMeeting); a secure, end-to-end encrypted meeting space; excellent video quality; unlimited meetings each month; and straightforward scheduling tools.
Banty has a number of solutions that are meant to make it easy to meet with those who matter most to you. (Watch the ‘Banty Is Easy’ video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhmVdwrR_w8&t=10s)
Today, everyone has a mobile number and an email address. In the near future, everyone will have a Banty video chat address: Banty.com/YourName
Founded in 2020, Banty offers exceptional video conferencing solutions for Businesses, Medical Practices, Virtual Events, and Personal use. Banty video conferencing is easy to use and ultra-secure. The platform provides users with a dedicated Banty.com URL, accessible via any desktop browser or through iOS and Android mobile apps.
In order to receive government approval to become a verified medical platform, Banty was upgraded to meet new cyber security standards, making it one of the most secure platforms available. Each day, the Banty team goes above and beyond to ensure the platform remains one of the most secure and innovative virtual meeting solutions in the world.
SOURCE Banty Inc.