What is Telehealth and How Does it Work?
Some people think telehealth simply means talking to a GP over the phone or using Skype. While this can be the case, a virtual consultation with a doctor via telehealth should be a secure and private conversation between patient and their chosen GP at time that can be easily booked directly by the patient online.
And it is more than just a quick chat to verify symptoms. A custom-built telehealth GP service allows patients to have a video consultation with a registered doctor on a secure platform, without sharing personal Skype IDs or doctor’s mobile phone numbers for a Facetime call. Online doctor appointments can provide a range of outcomes including online medical certificates, referrals to specialists or pathology as well as prescriptions if you are unwell. A one-time patient registration process allows for quick, accessible and convenient healthcare.
This accessible approach to healthcare (known as telehealth) doesn’t seem all that ground-breaking in this age of evolving technology.
Actually we agree with you – Doctors on Demand is a telehealth service that takes primary care to another level, where the patient can engage an Australian registered doctor any time of day or night with a 24/7 roster of doctors available online. And we have delivered 48,000 online video consultations over the past few years so we know how to make it a smooth experience for the patient and the doctor.
Doctors on Demand’s telehealth service doesn’t just help you out when you’re at your sickest, but also when you’re at your busiest!
Think of the same scenario as above, only this time you’re not sick and you just need to one medication you’ve been taking forever. It’ll be the shortest appointment in the world, you know it, the receptionist knows it, and so does your doctor.
Using the Doctors on Demand online prescription service, you can request your medication and have it in your hot little hands. Need an instant script?
Worried about your personal information online when using telehealth?
We understand, sharing information online can seem risky, although Doctors on Demand provides a platform which is secure, private and purpose built for virtual healthcare, meaning you can have a consultation with a doctor knowing that everything shared is completely confidential and is only between you and your healthcare professional.
As you can tell there is much more to our telehealth service than one would think, but Doctors on Demand takes pride in providing the easiest, most accessible and high-quality healthcare in a time of need.
So next time you’re feeling sick, worried about the current health precautions and need a doctor’s appointment or you are just over waiting for a simple medical certificate or prescription, use Doctors on Demand for all your telehealth service needs.