Telehealth for Dietitians: A Healthy Benefit for You and Your Clients
As a wellness professional and business owner, you are entrusted with providing expert nutritional support to your clients, while at the same time, expected to run and grow your business. The question is "how do you do both at the same time?" One efficient, cost-effective way to accomplish both is by providing Telehealth virtual care at your practice.
What is Telehealth?
According to Wikipedia, Telehealth involves the distribution of health-related services and information via electronic information and telecommunication technologies. But, what exactly does that mean? In short, Telehealth is a modern form of health care delivery. Telehealth allows you to communicate with clients via video and secure messaging. It allows you to monitor clients between office visits, which can improve the care you provide them. It can also eliminate the distance barrier for rural communities, allowing clients to see you even if they are not in the same town or city as your practice. Telehealth can occur on almost any device that has an internet connection, which can includes laptops, mobile devices and even smart TVs.
Telehealth Advantages for You
Your wellness business can thrive through the addition of Telehealth with these benefits:
- Offer better, more personalized care
- Lower startup costs
- Reduce time spent traveling to clients
- Less cancellations
- Communicate with clients any time
- More time to focus on growth and care
- Work with the latest trends in technology
Telehealth Advantages for Your Clients
The impact Telehealth is having on healthcare in America is greatly increasing. As of 2017, 66% of Americans surveyed said they are willing to see a healthcare provider via Telehealth. In addition, 50 million Americans said they would switch healthcare providers to have access to video check-ins. The main reasons factoring into these statistics include the following:
- Being able to access nutrition assistance from their home computer is highly convenient for clients, especially those suffering from chronic nutrition-related ailments.
- Telehealth is cost-effective for your clients, as well with the saving on travel costs. Plus, insurance companies such as Medicaid and Medicare Advantage Plans are increasing reimbursements and coverage for clients working through Telehealth.
- As your clients stay engaged with you on a more regular basis, the probability of attaining healthier results increases.
For Further Telehealth Information
For helpful assistance on implementing Telehealth in your business, take a look at Healthie – an all-in-one practice management and Telehealth platform designed specifically for nutritional care. Healthie’s all-in-one practice management software provides an abundance of tools and features to help you launch and grow your business, enabling you to put your energy into what matters most – your clients' care.
Telehealth services described herein are provided by Healthie, Inc. (“Healthie”). Healthie’s services are not insurance products. ProSight and its affiliates are not a party to the contract between you and Healthie for any services you purchase. Refer to the contract between you and Healthie for a complete description of the terms and conditions of the services. ProSight shall not be held responsible for any contract you enter into with Healthie. You are fully responsible to comply with all local, state, and federal laws related to providing Telehealth services, including but not limited to compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPPA”). ProSight strongly recommends you consult with your own legal counsel regarding providing Telehealth services, including but not limited to complying with HIPPA.