Why Would Medical Tourism Facilitators Provide Telemedicine?
Why would you provide telemedicine for your clients?
|PROBLEM||EFFECT ON PATIENT||OUR SOLUTION|
|Patient returns home after procedure and cannot find a doctor to help with follow-up care needed after any procedure.||Patients feel pain, suffer from inflammatory issues, open wounds and are lost without directions and guidance.||Our MD’s do provide personal care, pharmaceuticals and specialized protocols to promote healing.|
|Patient finds a specialist to provide follow-up care, but the appointment is 30 days or more away.||Prompt follow-up care is essential after undergoing any invasive procedure, so as to limit causes of pain and encourage healing.||Our service is 24 hours per day and specialists are often connected to patients on the same day. Immediacy is vital.|
|General doctors are unfamiliar with many surgical procedures and other than rote instructions; they generally refer the patient on to specialists for further care, which is time consuming.||Frustration sets in as the patient is bounced between practitioners only to waste time, money and not receive the immediate care that is required.||The Emergency Room physicians answering all calls are knowledgeable of all surgical or invasive procedures and know how to handle the recovery.|
|Foreign Medical Records are mostly incomplete and not acceptable to US physicians as they do not conform to MU standards.||Patients lose out on continued care as the new Doctor has no concept of the procedures, lab reports or follow-up care directives.||Utilizing the same EHR system, complete patient files are available in USA standard formats and translated into English.|
|Costs in finding doctors who are willing to provide continued care is very expensive as physicians see an assumption of liability for procedures they did not perform.||Most of these costs are not reimbursable to the patient and must be paid for in cash. Patients always and unfairly pay a premium for such services.||Telemedicine is cost saving as there are no brick and mortar up-charges. Fees are similar to a normal General Practitioner’s office visit and sometimes even less expensive.|
|Patients depart for procedures not knowing what awaits them upon their return home.||Feelings of fear, discomfort and anxiety are common emanations as seen by travelling patients.||Patients are advised of assured care once returning home. Feelings of security and comfort abound.|
|Patients often have questions well after returning home. Finding a doctor who will answer a simple or even complicated health question is a burden.||Patients are exasperated and irritated because often time the questions are simple, yet because of the overseas component, MD’s are not quick to respond.||
Our services are 24 hours – all patient records are maintained for 5 years, allowing patients to call at any time for a consultation with a MD familiar with their circumstance.