The March Networks telehealth solution is being developed as a productivity tool to address healthcare delivery challenges, including chronic healthcare professional shortages, access to care for patients, and to assist in early intervention and prevention in support of disease management.
These factors are exacerbated in remote communities, where available healthcare services suffer from chronic shortages of healthcare professionals, where remote visiting can demonstrate significant benefits in the reduction of travel time and expenses for both healthcare providers and their clients and where early intervention and disease management can provide a dramatic impact on a patients quality of life.
Delivering remote nursing visits over satellite communications offers distinct benefits to people in aboriginal or remote communities; individuals and organizations who provide the healthcare management services; and, to those who ultimately pay for it:
For individuals - enhanced access to healthcare services by the elimination of geographic and distance barriers and the elimination of travel .
For healthcare providers - efficient utilization of scarce healthcare professional resources, opportunity to gain knowledge and support through increased access to other healthcare professionals and institutions, expanded customer base, social marketing opportunities.
For payers - avoidance of costly transportation costs through regular monitoring and the ability to provide early intervention and disease management capabilities.