A house call doctor is a professional that visits the house of the patient when required. Considering the current situation of the world that’s not even a good idea and people avoid doing it.
Technology has taken over it and it has proved to be a better choice, telemedicine solutions are made to be as uncomplicated to use as conceivable. But the question is that how the virtual is visit as successful as in-person visits by the housecall doctor stopping over at the patient’s or the sufferer visiting the hospital for a regular checkup?
There can be technical glitches between the consultation and much more. As we mentioned earlier telemedicine is exceptionally simple and easy to handle.
In this article, we have compiled a few tips and tricks for the patient and the doctor to make the most of their virtual visit and have a prodigious consultation session through telemedicine.
Good quality webcam: That’s very obvious, isn’t it? What good are virtual sessions without a high-quality video? It is vital for both, the patient and the doctor to see each other or visual symptoms if there are any. The virtual session will prove to be more effective if both will be able to see each other visibly.
Arrange the camera at the level of the eyes: Whether it’s a webcam or an external camera device, set it up in a way that it is around the eye level. This will help the patient to stay betrothed in the conversation and to uphold eye contact with the other person during the session.
Preferably use a cable internet: It’s a no brainer, with wired internet disturbances are less probable, and hence it is encouraged to use the wired connection rather than Wi-Fi.
Keep the phone or laptop charger handy: This isn’t obligatory however it is a good idea, one may never know the power or battery might die in the middle of the consultation session.
Look for a noiseless space: Finding a place that is noiseless and disturbance-free is enormously essential. Whether an individual is at home or the office, eradicating interruptions is a vital part of telemedicine.
Understand the complaint earlier: This point is for the doctors, take a few minutes before the consultation starts. Understand the patient’s complaint and reservations, doctors should acquaint with the patients’ records. This will help the doctor to be more prepared for the virtual sessions and help them make the most out of this consultation.
Amend the lights: This will have an immense effect on video quality. Block the light that is coming from the windows and turn on the room lights, too many lights can affect the quality of the video, eventually creating disruption.
Stay affianced: An individual needs to treat the virtual visit like they would treat the in-person stopover. Uphold an eye contact with the other person and give signals to tell them that you are carefully listening. Discuss the problems and reservations by keeping eye contact this will show that one is engaged in the conversation they are having.
These are some tips for the people who are ready for the virtual consultation session, feel free to use them for yourself or share it with others around you that might need them.