It’s accurate when people say that this current pandemic is a game-changer. For instance, many of the business processes that require employees to report to the office have now been adapted to a work-from-home setting to keep the staff safe.
Healthcare professionals in Michigan are not immune to this change. Except for those who are front liners, many physicians are now opting for remote consultations with their patients through the Internet. This process is called “telemedicine,” and is now widely adopted by the healthcare industry to provide patients with a means to avoid exposure to COVID-19.
Instead of visiting a physical clinic, patients can now communicate with their physicians through proprietary software. The process is nearly the same – they are given a schedule for an appointment, they log in to the software at the appointed time, and have a discussion with their physician regarding their concerns.
A medical staffing agency in Waterford, Michigan, can help by providing a medical transcriptionist to record the conversations during the consultation. This is then forwarded to the physician for his records and future reference.
This transcriptionist, to some extent, serves the role of a patient aide in an outpatient setting.
The pandemic is expected to last for a couple of years more, as vaccines are in their early stages and will need to be updated yearly. This means that telemedicine is here to stay, even beyond the pandemic.