Saving health costs with telemedicine

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Female health care worker giving online medical treatment. (Source: henryford)

Jakarta, IO – A recent survey performed with more than 14,000 employees worldwide by Mercer, the global human resource and financial service consultant, concluded that they want to have access to digital health services, or telemedicine. The biggest advantage of telemedicine include shorter patient waiting time, lower costs, and smoother flow of the service chain, as well as 24/7 availability, anywhere with an internet connection to a medical app. 

“Getting treatment in a traditional (offline) hospital usually involves a wait of 4-5 hours, with a high risk of virus infection and energy drain. On the contrary, diagnosis using telemedicine services takes 40-45 minutes. Online consulting protects both the doctor and the patient from getting exposed to viruses or any infectious diseases. The prescribed medicine can be delivered promptly, as the patient waits at home. It’s also safer and more secure, as all transactions are cashless,” said Danu Wicaksana, Managing Director of PT Good Doctor Technology Indonesia (GDTI), in a press release submitted to the Independent Observer, Tuesday (14/6/2022).