The world of medicine is constantly changing. Today, technology plays a major role in medicine, as doctors regularly look for better ways to treat people. Technology has brought numerous advances to the medical field and one of these advancements – telemedicine – is helping medical providers obtain access to medical services and information that would normally be unavailable.
Telemedicine is the exchange of medical information from one site to another through electronic communications. This is done for the purpose of improving a person’s health. The technology has been around for over 40 years and it is a rapidly growing field.
There are several advantages to telemedicine. One of the biggest is it gives you access to specialists and information that you might not readily have access to otherwise. During a telemedicine consultation, you usually have a chance to tell the doctor about your medical history and ask questions. In turn, the specialist can ask you questions directly. And when the doctor prescribes medications, with telemedicine, you have 24/7 access to pharmacies.
Today’s advanced e-prescribing software allows physicians to submit electronic prescriptions, at pharmacies convenient to their patients, right from their mobile device. With SureScripts Certification that connects physicians to 90% of pharmacies in the United States, doctors can create a prescription with just one touch.
Authorization is also included in sophisticated e-prescribing software, so there is no more waiting for insurance authorizations. Healthcare providers can quickly and seamlessly treat their patients by streamlining the entire prior authorization process with patients’ insurance companies.
Advanced e-prescribing systems can also be integrated with any health IT system, allowing for secure information exchange and countless customizable integration options.
Mobile-friendly, point-of-care e-prescribing is available in state-of-the-art solutions, and it gives busy providers on-the-go prescribing power, from any mobile device, when they need it.