Case study: OH pain practice creates 'virtual clinic'
A Midwestern pain clinic has launched an online version of its programs--a model it dubs a "virtual clinic"--complete with online videos and animations designed to help patients manage their pain in their own homes.
The Ohio Pain Clinic has already installed a $1 million pain treatment-specific EMR (funded, interestingly enough, by outside investors), which allows patients to access records from outside the clinic, make appointments, sign off on their paperwork electronically, get med refills and communicate with staff.
Now OPC now offers an online physical therapy program, available at no charge to patients already enrolled at the brick-and-mortar clinic, teaching patients exercises they can do on their own. Not only does the online service give the owner, Dr. Amol Soin, the ability to track what patients are doing by tracking their log-ins and time spent on exercises, it also allows patients to feel more in charge of their lives. Sounds like a good idea!
To learn more about the virtual clinic:
- read this Dayton Business Journal piece