As Thanksgiving and the holiday season approaches, many sit down to share meals with loved ones and share gratitude and appreciation for the good things in life. Family, friends, and good health are just a few to be thankful for.
Virtual care provides many benefits that patients, providers and payers alike can be thankful for year. Let’s name a few!
Comfort At-Home Care
While virtual care reduces the travel burden, it more importantly provides patients with quality care in the comfort of their home. Rather than spending hours at the doctor’s office or the potential of emergency department visits, patients are able to spend the holidays surrounded by loved ones while still taking control of their health.
Prevents the Spread of Infectious Diseases
Low temperatures around the holiday season can increase the likelihood of getting sick. Remote care helps to reduce the spread of illnesses that are very present in medical facilities and dangerous to those with chronic disease. Virtual care will help keep you and your family safe from contagious illnesses, so you are able to celebrate the holidays.
Fewer Financial Concerns
According to the CDC, 90% of the nation’s $4.1 trillion in annual health care expenditures are for people with chronic and mental health conditions. Healthcare costs are usually a top consideration that brings financial concerns to patients. This can lead to stress and pose roadblocks to receiving the proper care patients need. Operational costs are lowered from the streamline of care and administrative functions virtual care provides which leads to reduced costs for patients. Critical parts of virtual care are also covered by insurance.
Virtual care provides continuous care which leads to less costly treatments like readmission and emergency department visits. Receiving at-home care also offers patients perks like less money spent on gas and time wasted traveling. The more money saved on healthcare costs means more turkey for you and your family this Thanksgiving!
We wish you a happy and healthy holiday season and are thankful for you! Contact us to learn more about all there is to be thankful for when choosing VitalTech as your virtual care partner!