How to overcome challenges during telehealth implementation

How to overcome challenges during telehealth implementation


Telehealth implementation can be rewarding for patients, physicians, and facilities. It can be difficult to change traditional practices to make way for a better technology-based solution. There will be many obstacles along the way. Telehealth has moved from the fringes to the mainstream of the health-care system. Telehealth is the provision of services to the education, medical and health sectors. Telehealth provides remote patients with clinical assistance through telecommunications or healthcare information technology.

Telehealth is a way to connect patients and providers. While many people would prefer to receive traditional in-person care, they don’t know that telehealth or teleconsultation offer the opportunity to expand services and increase patient choice.

Providers can provide care for veterans using telehealth. This allows them to deliver their services across the country and beyond Veterans Affairs facilities. To help people with mental disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, and addiction, video-to-home programs can be used.

Telehealth is being used to help survivors of sexual abuse who are hesitant to go to a hospital. The future of the health-care sector has been influenced by telehealth trends. New and improved safety laws are available. All medical information of patients is stored in the cloud, and they are therefore easily accessible.



Telehealth is intended to increase connectivity in rural areas. Telehealth is a way for rural patients to be connected. Patients also have greater access to care because:

  • Education and guidance
  • Contribute towards the development of broadband services for rural areas
  • Removing regulatory restrictions that limit reimbursement

Telehealth is the delivery of care that goes beyond traditional settings. Telehealth has evolved from a rising sub-segment to a central component of care delivery. Telehealth programs offer interactive voice response, web apps, and virtual care. Telehealth, for instance, allows children to access care in school where they are most of the time. It also creates healthier students by providing virtual care.

With the development of innovative technologies, telehealth is expanding. There are also new telehealth precision models, concierge services, regenerative medicine and medical spas. Telehealth is still a multi-platform service that allows many patients to access telemedicine services, even though they may not be aware of it. This is progress.

Virtual visits and remote monitoring are two of the many benefits. However, there is resistance to change and concerns about technology adoption as well as reimbursement. Certain rising myths must be addressed.



Telehealth Challenges and Barriers

It can be difficult to implement because patients want to have access their medications and continuing treatment. This improves patient access. However, those with lower incomes and elderly with disabilities use less Internet.

Both providers and patients must be confident that the technology works. Some patients refuse to accept the decisions taken by unknown providers/specialists by telemedicine rather than those taken face to face.

The procedures laws create obstacles when most health care services move into a regional network. A license is even more difficult. Many states permit consultations in person before telemedicine programs can be launched. It is difficult to arrange telehealth visits with a patient who has traveled out of state because providers are licensed in their country.



Next comes reimbursement, which is often cited as a major barrier to telemedicine. Because telehealth can lead to abuse of the healthcare system and increased costs, this limitation exists. As we offer care for a fee, reimbursement has become a major concern.

Two minutes of telehealth consultation can be substituted for every 20 minutes. This allows the practice to get a higher reimbursement because patients receive urgent care and reduces the burden on providers. Many people disagree that smart telehealth strategies can increase reimbursement levels by lowering healthcare delivery costs.

As with reimbursement, workflow and fear of change are constant challenges. Providers often need to create a telehealth-specific protocol for treating certain conditions. Providers must also schedule different times to allow for telehealth visits. This increases their already-established workload.

There are many technologies that have potential to be used in the health care market. Telemedicine has been a focus for the longest time due to the large amount of data that is difficult to maintain. Continuous temperature monitoring and blood pressure monitoring are two examples. Smart telehealth implementation must be integrated with core systems such as EHR.



When implemented successfully, the system reduces the discomfort of patients and providers. It is also well integrated into the provider’s workflow. The tool must connect to the Electronic health record system to provide patient information and support the provider in promoting chart ready notes.

Another obstacle is broadband access. Accessible broadband is essential to improve quality care access. Telehealth and the sharing of information are also possible. Rural areas are particularly lacking in broadband access. Lack of healthcare services can cause serious public health problems and hinder rural communities’ economic growth.

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Telehealth implementation is working to solve revenue cycle management challenges, including documentation, coding and reimbursement issues.

It is important that you take the time to fully understand and to enforce the new codes.

As telehealth grows, so does the severity of penalties. It is important to have confidence in your staff and to train and educate them so that they are not adversely affected. Flawlessly, the company will continue utilizing the telehealth advantages.

These challenges can be overcome by successful telehealth programs. However, they require flexibility to recognize regulations and culture, so that telehealth implementation is an exception mode of care delivery.

Sanjeev Agrawal

Sanjeev Agrawal

My name is Sanjeev Agrawal. I am a Director and Co-founder of Dreamsoft4u, IT Consulting Company. I am having a keen interest in the latest trends and technologies that are emerging in different domains. Being an entrepreneur in the field of the IT sector, it becomes my responsibility to aid my audience with the knowledge of the latest trends in the market.

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