Telemedicine is transforming traditional approaches to health care by providing ease of access and reduced costs for patients, particularly in areas with limited access to both clinicians and medically licensed providers.
The success of telemedicine has always depended on the adoption of virtual technology by clinicians, medically licensed providers and the patient. A basic checklist approach to results allow both multidisciplinary clinicians and medically licensed providers to remotely determine if direct medical attention is required rather than remote or virtual guidance to care. The patient friendly platform removes the traditional barrier represented by intimidating peripherals along with necessary precision use and application of the peripherals to obtain accurate data necessary for appropriate assessment, diagnosis, treatment and prevention. A patient can now feel certain of their role in the assessment process without sophisticated and exhaustive training.
On April 1, 2020, the Novo Family launched our Novo Telemedicine Platform through which certain of our multidisciplinary primary health care clinicians have been providing low-cost virtual contact with eldercare clients for physiotherapy sessions, non-critical resident reviews, and exercise related activity. We intend to continue our efforts to develop and expand the Novo Telemedicine Platform throughout 2020 and beyond.