Who Qualifies For A Virtual Hospital?

Thanks to advances in data, digital, and medical technology, organizations like the Medically Home Group are now able to offer people in need of medical treatment or recovery a new option in medical care. The “virtual hospital” concept is one where people that need patient-centric care, that normally comes from a hospital or other treatment facility, can get that treatment at home instead.

This means that for some people recovering from certain conditions, or people with chronic illnesses that normally required a visit to a doctor for a check-up and routine treatment, it may now be possible to save time and money by transferring these medical activities to the home. A combination of mobile medical devices, and/or medical professionals either communicating online, or conducting housecalls provides the same level of medical supervision and treatment, but without the need to stay in a hospital, or schedule an appointment and go down to the facility on the day.

However, this type of virtual hospital treatment, while understandably appealing, is not yet ready to cater to every medical condition. For the moment, people with less intensive medical demands are better suited to this type of at-home, patient-centric care. If you are diagnosed with:

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary
  • DiseasePulmonary Embolism
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Asthma
  • Pneumonia
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Recovering From Hip/Knee Replacement
  • Heart Failure

And a few other conditions, then you may be an ideal candidate for the virtual hospital treatment. Other more intensive types of medical conditions, such as severe cancer or traumatic brain injury currently still require access to the full range of staff and medical equipment that a fully outfitted medical facility such as a clinic or hospital would be able to provide.

Talk To A Doctor

However, if you have a persisting, chronic condition that doesn’t require intensive supervision and treatment, you just may qualify for treatment under the Medically Home Program. The only way to be sure, of course, is to get a professional diagnosis and opinion from a doctor. If you’re interested in transferring some or all of your medical treatment to the home and save time on visits to a hospital, then ask about your doctor about your own viability for a virtual hospital program. Those who qualify will find that there’s a much better quality of life and more pleasant recovery or treatment in the familiar surroundings of home.

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