It’s never been more important for healthcare providers to be good at what they do. Sure, that sounds obvious, but when you consider the complexities of health insurance and the myriad conditions to be diagnosed and treated, it is irrefutable that the healthcare field is changing. Keeping up with these changes has also never been more difficult. These same challenges facing patients—navigating insurance, finding the right specialists to help them overcome an ailment or disease—are being faced by doctors in a similar direction. Staying up-to-date on the latest journals and information, making sure practice claims are processed correctly, protecting patient rights and privacy while also providing the best possible care is more than a full-time job for most physicians.
That’s why it is so important that doctors, nurses, physician’s assistants, and their staffs avoid being chained to a single place for their work. If patients require care around the clock or if an important record might need to be accessed at a moment’s notice, then being shackled to a desk during normal business hours is woefully inadequate. Thankfully, new virtualized technology and evolving compliance requirements mean that physicians can work from remote locations to provide the best possible patient care. Key among this technology are Voice over Internet Protocol (or VoIP for short) and Virtual Desktop Instances (or VDI).