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November 9, 2012 5:20 PM Subscribe
I am interested in a business opportunity which entails signing on as a provider of telemedicine. Snowflakes inside.
posted by luciddream928 to Work & Money (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The model looks very much like Kaiser (everything under one roof electronically) and it provides remote medical, psychotherapy, and psychiatric services. The site isn't up and running yet but the demo site is. It has a really nice interface, and as a patient/client one has access to different types of information tailored to their symptoms at their fingertips. Despite the controversy around providing psychotherapy via Skype, for the population I work with this has great benefits. I'm not concerned with the quality of care because my supervisor provides online services, and UC Davis has been doing so for quite some time now. I'm very conscious of providing the best services I can for clients, so I feel okay about this.
My concern is getting enough clients to make a decent salary a year (more than 35K, less than 50K). I also have concerns about how long this will take to start up. The founders want to go live ASAP esp. in response to Obamacare and the influx of indigents who need (and deserve!) quality healthcare. I imagine it will take longer than they think, though. Obamacare won't go into effect for a while.
TL;DR: You have been a provider or client of telemedicine. Pros/Cons? Providers: How long did it take you to reach the point where you had a consistent caseload?