How Working From Home Has Changed Medical Treatments

How Working From Home Has Changed Medical Treatments

It’s no secret that working at home has changed the way we live, work, and think about our medical care. The pandemic forced everyone to get creative when it comes to seeking medical treatments, all the way from telehealth appointments to drive-through check-up centers. While many of these accommodations have been lifted, the experience has changed the way healthcare providers and patients think about accessible healthcare. 

In this article, we will discuss how working at home has changed medical treatments, and how you can stay on top of your wellness. 

Telehealth Consultations and Treatments 

While isolation and quarantine forced many of us to speak with our healthcare providers virtually, it also proved to us that taking care of yourself can be done from the comfort of your own home. Working from home has drastically increased the popularity of telehealth consultations and treatments for patients. Not only is this convenient for those who work from home, but those who are on a hybrid schedule or work from the office can take a quick call to check in with their doctor about issues of concern. 

Some treatments can even be done virtually, such as mental health counseling, physical therapy, and basic evaluations. These appointments would have typically taken up a big chunk of the day. Now they can be done within an hour from home. 

Wearable Monitoring Technology

Wearable monitoring technology has also increased in popularity over the past couple of years. Devices such as Apple watches, custom heart monitors, and other tracking devices have helped give doctors insight into patient patterns, leading to a better diagnosis for those suffering. Not only that, but wearable monitoring technology has made us all a little bit more aware of our state of health as well as understanding our day-to-day patterns. 

Enhanced Information Sharing

When it comes to information sharing in the medical field, privacy is everything. Since the pandemic, there have been many advancements in enhanced information sharing so that doctors and patients can communicate on an asynchronous basis. Patient portals have become much more advanced so that patients can request medication without needing to pick up the phone and call their doctor’s office. Doctors can also share important medical information with different specialists all through enhanced information sharing, to provide the best care possible. 

Remote Mental Health Support 

Mental health is just as important as physical health, however, there is a bit of a stigma around seeking mental health care for those suffering. Gone are the days of being embarrassed walking into a mental health facility or counseling office, with the fear you may know somebody inside. Now, patients can engage in remote mental health support so that they can get the care they need while doing so in confidence.

We hope this article helped you better understand how working at home has changed medical treatments, and relationships between patients and doctors, and improved patient care overall. To explore products that can help supplement your wellness routine, visit the ATC Medical store today.

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