Telehealth expert David Woroboff shows how digital technology significantly helps patients, especially in disadvantaged populations, access medical care by complying with a care plan.
Low-income and minority populations are less likely to have surgery of any kind and more likely to have bad experiences if they do. Untreated musculoskeletal conditions lead to sedentary behaviors such as obesity, diabetes, depression, all comorbidities, and even opioid misuse.
The expert David Woroboff explains that to verify the scope of the applications, all types of users have participated in the pilot experience. Initially, two profiles of potential users were segmented: one younger and a sports fan, and another more senior concerned about their well-being. If one had to be highlighted for their involvement and adherence to treatment, those users with office work, with significant responsibility and a heavy workload, would stand out, clarifies Woroboff.
Eliminate barriers to access
Telehealth tools developed by David Woroboff allow physical therapists to monitor patients on an ongoing basis, allowing constant monitoring. And therefore, a better and faster evolution of the forecast. On the other hand, there is greater flexibility when it comes to scheduling therapy, as well as time management.
However, certain challenges come with making care virtual. For one thing, it’s hard for specialists to monitor whether their patients start taking their medications as directed. But telemedicine expansions help remove some access barriers for patients. Gone are the long wait times, daily commutes, and transportation costs.
Greater accessibility to the health service
Patients feel empowered with new ways to get care at their convenience and are moving forward with the expectation that, in the future, virtual care will be as simple as managing other services that are now more accessible than ever before.
For David Woroboff, it is a new digital scenario that changes the healthcare paradigm and makes it possible to establish new relationship formulas between healthcare professionals and patients based on the versatility and ease of access offered by digital technology.