When asked to disclose their telehealth strategy, many organizations will point to their existing or planned partnership with telehealth vendors. This seems like a natural place to start your telehealth journey, but lets look a little closer at this approach.
By partnering with a telehealth provider, you are handing over the reins of a very important part of your future to a provider that offers the same exact care model to every patient population it serves. The relationship is with the patient, not you. They use their marketing and training materials to onboard and train patients that are not filled with your voice and vision. Furthermore, as the future of patient care continues to trend to online you are giving your telehealth vendor an opportunity to replace you.
So what is the alternative?
Rather than looking for a telehealth vendor to address challenges with individual, isolated technologies, your organization should be strategic and change “from the outside-in” towards an entirely different way to offer care. In other words you must digitally transform! To learn more download our guide: Healthcare Everywhere: Why Digital Transformation is at the Heart of Telehealth.