As we move deeper into the 21st century, more and more companies are opening up to the idea of remote workers. This gives employees the ability to work from their home office…or anywhere, thus coining the Digital Nomad phrase. The benefits for both a company and its remote employees are too great to not consider.
For employees, time is saved on commuting (and the gas money and wear-and-tear that comes with it) and being stuck at the office for a majority of their week. Working remotely, they can save time and energy, increasing morale.
And for employers? Well, that’s simple. It saves overhead on office space, supplies, and any other expenses incurred by having a brick-and-mortar location. As a practicing Physician, surely you know the struggle, and how tiring it can be to spend days in the office and nights catching up on paperwork.
For years, occupations such as writers, web designers, and project managers have had the privilege of working remotely. But physicians? Not so much.
What is a Digital Nomad?
The term is something that has come to fruition recently, and it essentially describes someone who works while traveling – and I’m not talking about a travel blogger. I’m talking about doing your line of work – practicing medicine included – from a coffee shop in France, a beach in Southern California, or a ski lodge in Montana…you might want to check the Internet status on that last one before making plans.
As a digital nomad, all you need to work is your smart device or anything that has an Internet connection. Using the web, it is possible to connect with anyone at any time, which brings our patients right to the screen you’re looking at now.
Is Telehealth Even Stable Enough to Provide an Income?
Practicing medicine has been an in-person experience since the idea of practicing medicine first began. But the Internet has come in and changed the way we live. People want things faster and want their lives to be more convenient. Although we help them when they come into our office, patients are busier than ever and have little time to wait.
As a digital nomad, you have the ability to incorporate telehealth into your medical practice. Patient satisfaction will rise because they can have answers to their questions without packing up the kids or sitting in traffic. At the touch of a button, they can have a physician speaking with them. Better yet, at the touch of a button, you can have a billable patient appear on your screen.
Need Guidance to Begin Your Telehealth Journey?
Physicians Gone Wild isn’t simply a weekend getaway – we’re a group of consultants looking to walk you down the path of telehealth success. Our 12-credit, CME-certified course will teach you what to do in order to successfully incorporate telemedicine into your practice. Now you, too, can join the world of digital nomads.
Contact us today for advice on how to truly transform your practice and gain back some of that work-life balance.