Banty Co-Founder and Medical Director, Dr. Richard Tytus, provided the subject matter and direction for this article. The author would like to thank Adam Grant for his editorial assistance in writing the article. Dr. Richard Tytus takes responsibility for the content of the article.
Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, many individuals have become hesitant about visiting any well-trafficked spaces – including their doctor’s office. Sadly, this can lead to a whole host of issues, including certain health matters going unchecked and subsequently undiagnosed.
Banty Virtual Clinic is here to see that doctors and patients can still connect even when it’s hard to attend an in-person appointment.
If you are a doctor and curious about how the Banty Virtual Clinic telehealth solution can help your practice and its patients, here is a look at why you should consider hosting video meetings:
No Unnecessary In-Person Appointments
We realize that certain appointments need to be held in-person in order to inform a proper medical opinion. As great as telemedicine is, we haven’t gotten to the point where a complete physical examination can be done virtually.
However, for such matters as exploratory conversations regarding a potential health issue, delivering test results, or discussing prescriptions, having a video conference is possible.
Choosing a telehealth solution like Banty is an effective way to minimize how many patients need to enter your office at a given time.
Secure and Private
Of course, some individuals can feel hesitant about discussing their personal medical situation in video meetings. Banty ensures the privacy and security of its clients through the use of end-to-end encryption technology. What’s more, we are HIPAA and PHIPA compliant.
In the U.S., HIPAA compliance means that an entity like Banty has put the physical, network, and process security measures in place to safeguard the personal health information of individuals.
Meanwhile in Ontario, Canada, PHIPA governs the ways in which personal medical information can be collected, used, and disclosed within the health sector.
Motivates Patients to Reach Out
Medical appointments are not something everyone likes to do, especially if it means having to miss work or adjust a hectic schedule to reach your office in time. Factor in concerns related to COVID-19, and chances are even more people are putting off appointments.
By providing patients with a free video conferencing solution to in-person doctor appointments, you are giving them a safe and convenient option that could motivate them to see you when it’s time.
If a patient is curious about how to make a doctor’s appointment using Banty, tell them they can still call in to discuss the particulars. Afterwards, they can be sent an email invite with instructions on how to confirm and attend their appointment.
This email will also include your practice’s custom Banty URL (i.e., Banty.com/DrDaveStevens), which is exactly where all video meetings are to be held.
Keeps Your Waiting Room Uncrowded
Often times, the waiting room at your practice can feel very crowded. This can lead to more germs being spread and patients feeling stressed about being exposed to other illnesses.
We at Banty want to be the telehealth solution you trust with changing that. With us, you can host as many online doctor appointments as you need to.
If a person shows up early for their check-up, they will be placed in a virtual waiting room. During an appointment that’s in progress, use the door lock feature to guarantee privacy and zero interruptions.
Don’t worry, making Banty meetings a part of your practice does not require you to invest heavily in video conferencing equipment. Really, all you require is a desktop and/or mobile device, an Internet connection, and maybe some headphones.
You can also brand your personal meeting space with a headshot, picture of your practice, as well as any important information you’d like to share.
At Banty, we want to make telehealth easy and interactive for all practices who take the leap and decide to host online doctor appointments.
Tap here to learn more about Banty Virtual Clinic!