Everyone knew that remote work was increasing in popularity in recent years, but the COVID-19 pandemic acted as an accelerant that brought this “work from anywhere” future into the present far sooner than many people expected.
According to one recent study, about 75% of workers worldwide believe that working remotely has become “the new normal.” In 2022 alone, about 16% of all organizations in virtually every industry were fully remote – a trend that shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
But for as popular as this has become, many people believe that there are still sectors that are “off the table” when it comes to remote work, with healthcare being chief among them. Thankfully, technology has advanced to the point where not only is it possible, but telehealth has actually helped bring about better and more efficient outcomes for both patients and organizations alike.
The Benefits of Telehealth
By far, the biggest benefit of remote labor and telehealth comes by way of the increased level of convenience for all involved. A patient no longer has to get in their car (or arrange transportation), drive to the doctor’s office, sit in a waiting room, etc. They can stay in their home (which may be safer, particularly with older patients) and get an appointment time that fits perfectly with their busy schedule. They don’t have to take time off of work, nor do they have to worry about concerns like childcare.
More than that, patients have the freedom to see virtually any medical provider regardless of their location. With an active Internet connection, a patient’s doctor could be located halfway across the country, and it wouldn’t matter – they’d still be able to get the same level of care.
Remote Labor and Telehealth: The Perfect Pairing
There are other advantages to embracing remote work in the healthcare sector. Not only can medical professionals reach patients from anywhere, but doctors, clinics, and hospitals can leverage telework in other ways. The administrative functions of a hospital or clinic don’t necessarily need to be performed by a licensed medical professional or even on site. Inbound calls, appointment setting, patient reminders, and insurance claim filing are just a few things that can be handled by a remote workforce at a fraction of the cost, space, and HR burden required to support on-site staff.
Why worry about recruiting, hiring, training, and scheduling an army of on-site staff when a third party can take care of a large portion of it for you for less cost and hassle?
Many functions traditionally handled in office can be shifted to a remote workforce provider, freeing up the valuable time of doctors, administrators, and other medical professionals so that they can focus on direct patient care.
Tyme Global: Your Partner in the Remote World
At Tyme Global, we pride ourselves on our ability to offer the types of remote staffing solutions that organizations operating in the healthcare space and others need to thrive in the fast-paced digital world. Effective remote patient support is no short order – you need to make sure that when patients have questions, they have easy access to answers. When they have concerns, they can be addressed efficiently. Through our innovative remote patient support services, we go a long way towards accomplishing precisely that.
If you’d like to find out more information about how remote labor and telehealth work together, or if you’d just like to find out more about what we can do for you, please don’t delay – contact Tyme Global today.