The life of a doctor – remote consultations with patients
According to the National Strategy for Reforming the Health Care System in Ukraine, primary care physicians (family doctor, pediatrician, therapist) at their own discretion decide in what format to provide individual services to patients – at the place of residence, by phone or via the Internet.
Now there is no need for patients to make an appointment every time they have certain questions. Many consultations can be carried out remotely, and at the same time their effectiveness will be higher due to the promptness of resolving issues and saving the doctor’s time. When might a remote consultation be needed?
For example, a patient has recently visited a doctor, fulfills prescriptions and wants to clarify the details of the treatment or dosage of medications. Or, a health problem has arisen and additional tests are needed, with the results of which you can already go to a specialized doctor. Often the patient is a baby, and the mother needs advice on a specific issue that does not require a full reception. But, in such cases, how can a doctor quickly remember what happened in the medical history? What treatment was prescribed and what were the test results?
You can quickly view the patient’s medical history directly from a smartphone or tablet using the Doctor Booster medical application for doctors. If you are a family doctor, pediatrician, therapist, or a doctor of a narrower specialty – an obstetrician-gynecologist, urologist, infectious disease specialist, Doctor Booster provides the opportunity to open the patient’s electronic record at any time, view the necessary information, and send it remotely for additional tests. When ready, the doctor can also view the results of these tests directly in the application.
Why is it convenient? This saves time for the doctor and the patient. There will be no more endless correspondence in the messenger: “Send the results of the tests”, “And when were you at the reception?”, “And what did I appoint you?”.
If earlier doctors spent time trying to restore the medical history from the patient’s words, now it is enough to select the patient’s phone number or last name in Doctor Booster, and his entire medical history becomes available. The intuitive interface of the medical application for Android allows doctors to get the necessary information for a prompt response. The patient’s electronic record contains everything – symptoms, diagnoses, medications, visits to doctors, research results. Thanks to this approach, the dynamics of treatment is visible and there is the possibility of its prompt correction.
Now the doctor can spend less of his time, often outside the classroom, on collecting information about the patient, and more on providing professional assistance to those who need it.