Five Ways Healthcare Teams Benefit Patients

                                The power of a team in any industry rests in its expanded capabilities when focused on a common goal. A team approach in healthcare delivery uses the patient's overall wellness as its common goal. South Carolina & Georgia House Calls (SC & GA HC) combines their primary care offering with the expertise of multiple in-house specialties to benefit patients with varying needs by treating the whole patient. 

1.	Specialists
In traditional practices, patients needing a specialist are often subjected to long delays in obtaining an appointment. Additionally, they are faced with the burden of traveling to the specialist's office. With SC & GA HC, the specialist is in-house, and their services, like those of its primary care provider, are available in the comfort of your home. 

2.	Sharing Resources
A patient's medical record is an evolving document updated with the latest completed visit, new medication, or test result. Each healthcare team member can access the updated record so that any new assessment is always based on the most up-to-date information.  

3.	Consultation
An in-house team of specialists benefits providers and patients alike by enabling instant access to their expertise through consultation. The consultation can be used to quickly get answers about proposed care plans, new medications, or applicable tests for a suspected ailment.

4.	Collaboration
SC & GA HC providers work tracks with partners familiar with each of their assigned patients. This collaborative process allows for a continuity of care that is not dependent on one provider being available 24-7. The scheduling also helps to reduce stress and burnout. 

5.	Safety
Researchers have found that healthcare delivery within a team environment reduces medical errors and increases patient safety. Instead of one provider solely responsible for total patient care, teams combine the skills of an interdisciplinary group of medical professionals with a common goal of patient wellness. 

SC House Calls & GA House Calls is a network of over 250 medical professionals providing In-home medical house calls and Telehealth visits to Private Residences, Assisted Living Communities, and Skilled Nursing Facilities. SC House Calls serves all 46 Counties of South Carolina. New patient registration, appointments, and 24-7 access to medical professionals are available through its Center for Telehealth @ 800-491-0909