Most healthcare providers have dabbled into telemedicine due to the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving healthcare IT professionals with a whole new market to learn. Telemedicine (also known as telehealth) appointments are virtual meetings between doctor and patient, usually via webcam from home. Telemedicine appointments are typically recommended for appointments that do not require any physical testing, such as follow-ups or prescription refill discussions. These types of meetings help to provide useful information to patients from their doctors without the need to put themselves at risk of becoming ill in a physical doctor’s office for minor appointments. Due to the pandemic, more and more people are trying to limit their physical contact with each other as much as possible, so telemedicine is a huge trend right now in health IT. Here are some reasons why any Healthcare IT professional should consider looking into telemedicine.
Telemedicine Market is Exponentially Growing for Healthcare IT Positions
Today almost 50% of all healthcare professionals offer telemedicine services. This is a massive increase from 2019. The industry continues to grow and expand. According to Statista, the industry is on track to be worth around $35 billion by 2025. The booming industry has already given birth to plenty of telemedicine software or web browsers that can provide jobs for a government agency based and freelance health IT professionals alike.
AI Intelligence Works Wonders for Telemedicine
The effects of illnesses don’t stop, no matter the time of day. When a doctor’s appointment must be scheduled or questions answered after hours, an AI chatbot is the way to go. Many health IT professionals are aware of the continuing trends in AI technology, and telemedicine is a perfect place to put their ideas to work. These chatbots can be pre-programmed to automate responses to various patient situations and even help them schedule appointments or provide them with additional information about a diagnosis.
Transitioning to 5G Cell Coverage
As the telemedicine industry grows, so will the need for better bandwidth and access to it without a Wi-Fi connection, especially through the use of a cell phone or mobile device. 5G cell service is the way of the future, as it can provide service faster than ever before. This is also important for the internal side of telemedicine between healthcare professionals. 5G will send doctor’s records, X-ray, lab results, and other documents much faster and more streamlined. This is an excellent opportunity for any IT professional already working or interested in 5G development since the industries may be working closely together in the near future.
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