In the healthcare sector, the gynecology department has started to use telemedicine so that they can enhance the treatment of the patients.
FREMONT, CA: Telemedicine is a growing branch of healthcare service, where the physicals provide remote consultations to patients with the help of a computer or smartphone. Telemedicine has been gaining momentum in the past couple of years, and following the social distancing guideline due to the global pandemic, its demand is at an all-time high. With the help of technology, medical practitioners can diagnose, educate, and monitors their patients in remote locations. Different branches of medicine are implementing telemedicine, and gynecology is no different. An increasing number of gynecologists are offering remote appointments and check-ups both in developed and developing economies.
Significant advantages and benefits of telemedicine in gynecology are as follows:
Saves money and time:
Telemedicine makes it possible for patients to receive medical assistance with teleconference of video calls from a remote location. This helps the patients schedule gynecological appointments without postponing their regular work plans. Significant time is saved by avoiding the commute and long queues in waiting halls in a medical clinic. Telemedicine solutions are cheaper compared to most of the traditional diagnostic methods. Besides, some of the telemedicine apps allow the patients to compare the fees charged by different gynecologists before they are availing their services.
A higher number of options:
Telemedicine brings the world closer to the patients. Often, patients are unable to provide the best medical assistance for acute gynecological problems due to distance barriers and lack of knowledge. Most of the telemedicine companies offer patients with a varying range of experience and expertise to choose from. Besides, the patients can also go through the reviews received by gynecologists from their previous patients. Four significant fields of gynecology are urogynaecology, oncology, maternal-fetal medicine, and reproductive endocrinology. Hence, based on their requirements, the patients can choose the gynecologist with the required expertise with the help of telemedicine. Moreover, telemedicine helps patients locate medical service providers for family planning, pregnancy, or any other issues related to women's reproductive health.