7 Ways to Incorporate Virtual Care into your Practice

Incorporating virtual care into a private practice has many benefits for both the provider and clients involved, however, some preparation and thought are needed in order to get the most out of online appointments.

Here’s a list of 7 things to consider before incorporating virtual care into an existing practice:

  1. Set your goals up front: what do you want to accomplish with virtual care?
  2. Identify which clients are best-suited: some clients can benefit more than others from an online option for appointments.
  3. Identify your workflow: it is best to choose a platform that integrates with that workflow, rather than supplementing, replacing or interrupting it.
  4. Keep things simple: this is especially true for clients. The easier your clients can register an account, the faster you both start reaping the benefits of virtual care.
  5. Engage your staff: make sure they are on board and understand the possibilities and limitations.
  6. Throw patients a lifeline: ensure that the initial point of online contact is straightforward, and that you partner with a virtual care platform that offers support not only to you but your clients.
  7. Make sure your clients are active: clients who complete homework or readings between appointments benefit more effectively. Online appointments are a great way to check in.

It is only a matter of time before virtual care becomes the norm and something that all clients come to expect when engaging with their healthcare providers. Planning ahead and getting in front of it is a great way to go above and beyond client expectations.

To learn more about OnCall Health’s virtual care platform, click here.

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