April 18, 2022

Banty's Dr. Richard Tytus Speaks About Why Canadians Enjoy Virtual Healthcare

At the outset of the COVID-19 global pandemic, physicians needed to turn to telehealth strategies in order to safely conduct non-emergency appointments with patients. During this time, physicians and patients alike had to adapt on the fly to a new way of care.

Although the pandemic has dissipated in certain regions, it will still be some time before the world is able to totally move beyond COVID-19. As a result, physicians and patients will likely – in some capacity – continue to see one another using a reliable and secure video conferencing solution for the medical community.

One element that will help such a great technology move forward is understanding which aspects of it are most attractive to patients.

According to a recent survey conducted by Optum, 90% of patients polled said their favorite part of telehealth is how convenient it can be. Meanwhile, 52% said they believe it is easier to find an appointment time when an in-person doctor's visit is not required.If a medical clinic can see that these qualities exist within their telehealth services, they should be able to get more patients engaged with telehealth.