With DocViaWeb, patients have access to Sleep Medicine consultations as well as diagnostic and treatment options when appropriate. With DocViaWeb, patients can receive proper care and monitoring, with only appropriate cases being directed to on-site care or hospitalization.
Once patients consent to using DocViaWeb for their health care needs, DocViaWeb can ensure successful patient outcomes and provide the highest level of patient care. With our service, patients can connect to our Providers through secure video conferencing, or via telephone. You will meet with your Provider in real time, and discuss your case in the same way you would in an office setting.
Telemedicine, as defined by the American Telemedicine Association is the use of medical information exchanged from one site to another via electronic communications to improve a patient’s clinical health status. A telemedicine visit can be conducted through multiple channels, including two-way video conference, e-mail, telephone, and other forms of telecommunications.
Services provided through telemedicine are generally no different than those provided on-site; and, often no separate coding is required for billing of remote services.
One of the greatest benefits of telemedicine is the convenience and cost-effectiveness that is offered to patients and practitioners. By eliminating the necessity for a physical visit to get medical advice or treatment, patients can access a healthcare professional without the wait time.
Given that there are provider shortages throughout the world, in both rural and urban areas, telemedicine has a unique capacity to increase service to millions of new patients.
Reducing or containing the cost of healthcare is one of the most important reasons for funding and adopting telehealth technologies. Telemedicine has been shown to reduce the cost of healthcare and increase efficiency through better management of chronic diseases, shared health professional staffing, reduced travel times, and fewer or shorter hospital stays.
Studies have consistently shown that the quality of healthcare services delivered via telemedicine are as good as those given in traditional in-person consultations.
Consumers want telemedicine. Using telemedicine technologies reduces travel time and stress for the patient.