TORONTO, Dec. 31, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Doctors and patients alike have spent a lot of time seeing each other in-person for appointments. While there are a number of pros associated with such an arrangement, the COVID-19 global pandemic has made many realize that quality, remote medical appointment options need to be available as well.
According to recent findings by Rock Health, "2021 marks the first year in which live video was the most used telemedicine modality." What’s more, out of the patients polled by Rock Health, 51% confirmed they had used live video telemedicine – this represents a year-over-year jump of 8%.
Dr. Richard Tytus, Co-Founder and Medical Director of telemedicine solution Banty Inc., has been a champion of live video telemedicine for many years now. He believes this method of remote care is better for doctors and patients because:
- Face-to-face interactions can’t be beat: When a healthcare professional meets with a patient remotely, having a face-to-face appointment makes it easier to diagnose a medical matter, discuss next steps, plus provide any additional guidance and reassurance necessary. What’s more, video calls still allow for a very human interaction, one that apart from the technology and physical distance involved, is not too dissimilar from meeting at a clinic
- No more traveling: For some patients, the commute to and from a doctor’s office is enough of a deterrent to keep them from committing to necessary medical appointments. By making live video telemedicine services available at physician clinics, the number of times a patient has to travel to a doctor’s office will be cut down dramatically. While some appointments will still need to be done in-person, ones of a less critical nature can be taken care of through a virtual visit
- Video calls are very accessible: While it could take some patients time to get used to video call technology, the reality is accessing an online medical appointment is easier than ever. Banty, for instance, provides healthcare professionals and patients an optimal virtual experience via desktop or laptop computer, smartphone, and tablet. Thus, live video telemedicine appointments can be logged into from home, while on vacation, or on a lunch break
"I am a big believer in developing quality relationships with my patients. During the COVID-19 global pandemic, however, this has become difficult due to social distancing recommendations and various other health and safety protocols," offers Dr. Tytus. "Fortunately, many of my patients have – like me – embraced virtual medical appointments. This has not just kept our relationships strong, but it has also allowed my patients to maintain their health even when in-person appointments can be harder to come by."
Banty.com’s video call service offers all subscribers a custom, permanent URL (i.e., Banty.com/MyMeeting); a secure, end-to-end encrypted meeting space; excellent video quality; unlimited meetings each month; and straightforward scheduling tools.
Banty has a number of solutions that are meant to make it easy to meet with those who matter most to you. (Watch the ‘Banty Is Easy’ video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhmVdwrR_w8&t=10s)
Today, everyone has a mobile number and an email address. In the near future, everyone will have a Banty room address: Banty.com/YourName
Founded in 2020, Banty offers exceptional video conferencing solutions for Businesses, Medical Practices and Virtual Events. Banty video conferencing is easy to use and ultra-secure. The platform provides users with a dedicated Banty.com URL, accessible via any desktop browser or through iOS and Android mobile apps.
In order to receive government approval to become a verified medical platform, Banty was upgraded to meet new cyber security standards, making it one of the most secure platforms available. Each day, the Banty team goes above and beyond to ensure the platform remains one of the most secure and innovative virtual meeting solutions in the world.
SOURCE Banty Inc.