The digital revolution of the healthcare sector has proved to be helpful in different aspects. The coming in of numerous digital and technological solutions for the healthcare industry aims to solve patients’ and doctors’ lives. Digitization is eventually acting as a bridge to cover up the gap between two sectors.
The telemedicine sector is ever-evolving and changing. Hence, VMDoc is dedicated to providing an effective solution. It is mostly due to the Covid-19 that the scene is changing. Digitization has helped develop data, which has made it easy for doctors to keep a check on the patient’s health. All devices and digital health systems, ranging from health sensors to wearables, are equipped with ‘smart technology’ that has helped capture patients’ data. Hence, there has been a significant rise in doctor-patient engagement models. With the coming of this digital technology, virtualized care has leveraged a lot. It is due to the coming in of telemedicine technology that the original shortcomings of the digital healthcare sector have become a reality.
“Our solutions give doctors complete visibility into the care their patients are receiving from any doctor, even if the other doctors are not a VM Doc customer. This has provided tremendous value to our customers to get a more comprehensive health picture of their patients.”
Another trend that is brought about in recent times is the growth of treatment plans and personalized care. Due to an increase in telemedicine technology, any patient can get treatment or care from any provider. The personalized treatment plans help enhance the results of the patients.
VMDoc is cloud software that caters to the needs of personalized care across a larger platform. The platform allows doctors to work across multiple EHR systems, thereby allowing doctors to share patient data and treatment plans, thereby customizing it as per the requirements. There’s a vmCare Health Passport app too that will enable patients to access their medical data and use the data to communicate with doctors across different cycles. The passport further allows doctors to check the patient’s health status and further customize alternative behavior and actions to suit the patient and the doctor’s needs.
Talking about the solutions of VMDoc in accelerating patient’s health and telemedicine sector, President and CEO Dave Anderson said, “Our solution provides full interoperability between physician practices, regardless of the underlying EHR platform, to enable the physician to easily see and monitor the comprehensive care the patient is receiving across the community of doctors. Our solution also helps the doctor overcome the ‘ease of data access’ issues caused by the underlying EHR by automating the individual doctor’s workflow. This helps the doctor get on-demand access to the relevant patient data they need to support their own workflow and treatment, without forcing the doctor to scroll and click through irrelevant fields and folders through their EHR’s interface.”
Although digital health sectors have been in the market for a long, they are mostly flawed, so many people are apprehensive about it. The flaws are impacting doctor to doctor relationships and the relationship with patients and the entire medical system all at once.
The common flaws in the digital healthcare sector include the following.
Lack of support across the doctor workflow.
Lack of proper EHR support.
These eventually cause severe stress around doctors. Moreover, complex integrations need to be cleared out to manage patient data. With vmCare, experts at VMDoc aim to change the workflow and maintain efficiency across the system to get better health results for patients.
“To support the personalization requirements, our solution automates the individual doctor workflow, and allows both doctors and patients to view the overall health plan for each patient, and then manage and monitor their individual care as part of the larger plan.”
Explaining how the cloud platform transforms doctor-patient interaction across different platforms, Mr. Anderson added, “The unique approach our solution takes to transform the delivery of digital health starts with removing the obstacles and burdens faced by doctors in having to use these complex systems and providing customized on-demand access to the data they need to treat their patients. This includes not only the data within their own EHR but also the care data delivered by other doctors and health providers. Initially, this is allowing our doctors to lessen the time they must spend in EHR but up to 70%. Our doctors spend more time with their patients, which directly improves satisfaction, and can even see more patients throughout the day because they are more efficient in accessing and managing the patient data.”
Automation of workflow and interoperability is also necessary to consider. With the developments, the care team consists of more doctors to treat and handle chronic conditions than anything else. Although the large EHR organizations believe that interoperability is not the best for them, “but this must be supported to give doctors the ability to create and deliver more integrated, personalized, and value-based care plans that is the eventual goal.” EHR’s basic function is to maintain patient data, but not everyone is effective. Scrolling and entering data constantly can cause problems, which is why doctors believe EHR is causing them stress and leading to physician burnout.
vmCare is dedicated to providing effective solutions by maintaining EHR interoperability. Mr. Dave Anderson views “automating the doctor workflow during pre-care, patient-encounter and post-care monitor” the platform will allow doctors to get better access to patient data.
VMDoc is dedicated to bringing changes and offering equipped digital care delivery across the globe. Citing an example of how they are reaching to care providers, Mr. Anderson said, “We are achieving this by aligning the delivery of digital care across providers that are treating cancer survivors. A typical oncology team could consist of any combination of medical and surgical oncologists, pathologists, nurse practitioners, palliative care doctors, general and primary care practitioners, mental therapists, wellness and weight management coaches, and counselors and social workers. Each of these providers must have easy access and visibility into the care that the others are delivering and be able to effectively monitor the health status of the patient based on the individual and collective care treatments.”
Talking more about the solutions provided by the organization, Mr. Anderson said, “VM Doc solves this set of challenges by directly integrating with each of the doctor’s EHR systems and automating the operational workflow that is used to deliver pre-care, patient encounter, and post-care monitoring. Our ability to deliver cross-EHR integration provides the necessary interoperability and portability of medical records between doctors and doctors to patients. Our workflow automation allows the doctor to gain on-demand access to the relevant patient data that directly support their own workflow to deliver their part of the patient’s health plan more efficiently, allowing the doctor to spend up to 70% less time in the EHR and spend more quality time with their patients.”
With everything going virtual, the doctor-patient interaction is becoming virtual as well. The video chat or conference feature with doctors allows patients to interact with them whenever needed. The advancement in telemedicine technology ensures that no one needs to stick to scheduling an appointment. Rather, doctors can provide solutions over video calls to make their care and treatment programs more effective.
With the Health Passport, the patients can get ownership of their complete medical data and reports. This makes it easier for them to carry their medical data for on-boarding and post-care purposes.
Talking about future plans of VMDoc, Mr. Anderson said, “VM Doc is working with our current partners and customers to enable new functionality that will help accelerate the evolution to more personalized, value-based care. We have several things in the works currently that will help everyone across the entire community of digital care to be able to achieve better health outcomes for the patient.”
VMDoc looks forward to a bright future by bringing in more technological advancements in the digital healthcare sector.