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Health Technology Takeover

The doctor will see you now…on your computer. Technology is not only assisting healthcare professionals, but it’s now helping patients around the world. While doctor’s office visits take up time and money, technology is now making it possible for patients to see a doctor through their smartphone or computer. This health technology takeover is already starting to occur in households and doctors offices around the globe.

Skyping Doctors

According to a survey by American Well, “one in five consumers would switch to a doctor that offers telehealth visits.” For individuals who have a primary health care provider, “65% are interested in seeing their PCP over video. Parents with children under 18 are even more likely to say they’re interested, with 74 percent interested in seeing their PCP through telehealth. 20 percent of consumers are willing to switch to a PCP that does offer telemedicine visits.”

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By switching to video technology, patients and doctors are saving both time and money. Many people delay seeing a doctor because they think “it costs too much (23%), it takes too long to see the doctor (23%), they think the issue will go away on its own (36%), or they’re just too busy (13%)” (Ashford, Forbes 2017). While this doesn’t eliminate the need for in-person visits, not all ailments require face-to-face medical attention.

Video Content for Patients

While many consumers are switching to skyping their doctors, some patients still need to know how to administer drugs, prep for surgery, or take medicine. Skyping a doctor while administering medication may work for a short while, but doctors need to be able to streamline the process for the majority of their patients. With the advent of skyping patients, there is an increased need for doctors to create video content for patients.

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For example, a doctor can create original video content about surgery preparation and show this to patients via an online web portal. This video content educates the patient and can be replayed many times so that patients don’t miss important information. Patients are also able to share the content with family members who may be assisting in the surgery process by driving them to or from the surgery center. Concepts Video specializes in producing engaging content for medical professionals to streamline their medical process.

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For the full articles, please visit Forbes and American Well.

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