Telemedicine: The benefits for patients and professionals


Article provide by Francis Dunn, Miami, FL

Telemedicine offers medical care remotely via a video call. It is most often used by patients and doctors to provide treatment for minor infections, mental health issues and to renew prescriptions. Telemedicine is one of the best methods of maintaining physical distance in the present pandemic world. Online medical care offers several benefits for patients and healthcare providers.

Benefits for patients

Reduced costs – Telemedicine offers patients less travel, childcare, and transportation costs. Additionally, you will not need to take time off work to meet your appointment.

Improved access to care – If you suffer from a chronic condition or a disability, visiting your doctor virtually is an easier way to receive regular medical care.

Preventive Care – Preventive care is a long-term process and can involve many hospital visits. Telemedicine can allow patients to easily access the care they need, without leaving the comfort of their homes.

Reduced spread of infection – Being ill weakens the immune system making you more susceptible to catching other infections while visiting a hospital.

Benefits for healthcare providers:

Reduced overheads – Virtual visits mean fewer requirements for nursing staff and reduced floor space for waiting and examination rooms.

Increased revenue – As patients find virtual appointments convenient, they will be willing to meet a doctor as soon as they fall ill.

Less exposure to illness – Doctors are at risk of catching illnesses as they come into contact with many sick patients. Reduced interactions will ensure that doctors stay healthy without the added pressure of maintaining strict health standards.


Francis Dunn is from Miami Florida. He works as a data engineer and clinical analyst in the biotech industry. For the past 25 years he has focused on improving the world of healthcare using disruptive technologies. At DMDconnects, Francis Dunn discovered new ways to create revenue streams while managing enterprise clients. He was able to triple the size of client service teams while keeping the sales force motivated to win.