Your child has a cold and you know she needs a prescription, you even know the name of the medicine that the doctor will prescribe, because this isn’t the first time she’s shown these symptoms. But first, In order for her to get treatment that gets her back to feeling better, you have to have a doctor’s appointment. That means trying to get the doctor to squeeze you in, missing work, and waiting. But if the doctor can’t see you or it’s the weekend, your only other option is the emergency room, where you might as well forget about getting to work that day. Meanwhile, your child is sniffling and coughing, and you’re worried that if she doesn’t get an appointment soon, the cold will get worse.
There’s good news—you can have a doctor on call thanks to a subscription service called telemedicine. When symptoms show up, you simply telephone to make an appointment via the Internet with a doctor in your state who will be able to discuss how the patient is feeling, evaluate the symptoms, make a diagnosis, and issue a prescription to treat the condition. No wasted time in the waiting room, no emergency room visit. Just treatment, swift and professional and effective. Doesn’t it seem like we should already have reached this point in medical care? Now we have, because thanks to Haiyun Technology and telemedicine, the 21st century just got a whole lot healthier.
Their Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign has set a goal of £500,000 GBP in order to bring health care that’s convenient and competent to everyone who has a phone, a computer, and Internet access. With telemedicine, patients have uncomplicated access to a network of trained, licensed physicians who are available 24/7. There are no deductibles and no co-pays. Patients receive swift medical consultations and treatment because their medical records, health data, and monitoring are all conveniently located in one place.
Did you know that according to the American Medical Association, 78% of all emergency visits could be handled safely and effectively over the phone? That’s not much consolation to you now after you’ve already spent hours waiting to be seen by a doctor because the cold, or stomach age, or sore muscles didn’t arrive during the doctor’s traditional office hours. But what if you no longer had to rely on emergency room visits to take care of things that happened when the doctor is out?
The combination of crowdfunding and intelligent medical service has the capacity to give health needs an immediacy that wasn’t possible until communication technology had advanced to its present point.
Haiyun Technology is already deeply involved in health care. Patients can monitor their blood pressure, lung capacity, glucose levels, temperatures, weight, and cardiac data; the information is collected so that both family members and medical staff can have access to it at any time of the day or night. Wireless technology is going to revolutionize more than just office calls. HaiyunTechnology’s devices are going to ease the burden of home health care as well. Patients with chronic diseases will be able to use wireless medical devices so that data can be submitted to the doctor at any time, allowing for treatment adjustments as they’re needed. If a patient is away from home, there’s no lack of medical attention; the data can be analyzed thanks to the device.
Haiyun Technology is making life easier for caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients. The medical device will include a GPS to track the patient and a wireless pill box that sends a signal whenever it’s opened. By checking the online platform, it will be possible to confirm whether or not the patient has taken his or her medicine. If the pill box wasn’t opened, a message will be sent to the caregiver.
This convenient ready-when-needed medical support system is designed for busy people who don’t have time to be sick. And what’s just as convenient is that there’s no paperwork to fill out. As a subscriber to the service, everything is already taken care of. Thanks to telemedicine, there’s always a doctor in the house!