Telemedicine in 21st Century

By Dr. Jonathan Wiesen

Telemedicine, telehealth and digital health have endured quite the roller coaster ride over the last two years.  From necessity, to the future of medicine and now to a commodity, the market for remote services is moving at light speed and seemingly changing day-to-day. What knowledge, insight or considerations do well-versed investors and market contributors see that is responsible for a continuous stream of reevaluating the true value of telehealth?

Experts points to the importance, or should I say necessity, of specific features that will ultimately demonstrate the true value of remote clinical care. First and foremost, there must be excellence in clinical practice. Patients must be well taken care of, and their outcomes must be notably improved. Moreover, there must be engagement of patients in the process, and they must be an active participant and valued member of the procedure. Solutions that are not patient focused will ultimately fail the test of time. Lastly, the programs must be unique and differentiated. While general telemedicine has become a commodity with new groups popping up every day, the true difference makers will be those whose product is unique and not easily replicated.

The MediOrbis virtual primary care solution address is all three imperatives in the 21st-century telehealth provision. It is clinically outstanding, engaging for patients and unique. It encompasses all three crucial aspects of traditional primary care: preventive care, acute and urgent care, and longitudinal chronic care. Only by providing all three crucial components that encompass the traditional practice of primary care can a remote solution be successful. Moreover, with a network of top-tier specialist healing from some of the best medical institutions in the world, it is supplemented with outstanding specialized experts. Therefore, a truly comprehensive solution can be accessed with the push of a button.

Importantly, particularly post – pandemic, behavioral health programs are imperative to provide those who are experiencing anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders or personality problems.  To that end, MediOrbis comprehensive programs always include behavioral health for clients and patients, and even have developed a support coaching program that is offered as a supplement at no added cost. 

The results of our integrated programs have been no less than outstanding. Patients managed in a physician guided medical weight loss program ALL experienced weight loss of anywhere from five to fifteen pounds per month, accompanied by improvements in other medical parameters such as blood sugars and hemoglobin A1C in patients who also had diabetes. The program had 100% satisfaction. In one of the more unique offerings, the MediOrbis remote patient monitoring of physiologic parameters coupled with 24/7 telemedicine coverage succeeded in improving the blood sugars in 60% of patients in only two to three months. The reason for the success stories is simple: innovative care, patient engagement and outstanding clinical providers.

As the telehealth landscape continues to evolve the companies that can offer the best and most innovative solutions will emerge from the pack. MediOrbis is primed and well suited to continue to demonstrate its value and Utility in the years to come!

Dr. Jonathan Wiesen is a pulmonary and critical care physician, teacher, researcher and medical technology pioneer with a passion for clinical medicine and telehealth innovation.

Graduating from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine with distinction in research, he completed his training in internal medicine as well as pulmonary and critical care at the Cleveland Clinic – earning an advanced teaching degree and several teaching and research awards.

As founder and chief medical officer of MediOrbis, he led the development of ground-breaking clinical programs for monitoring and managing chronic medical conditions and providing integrated medical specialty services. He also piloted the development of a global network of top physicians to deliver the company’s telemedicine services worldwide.

Currently, Dr. Wiesen is a pulmonary specialist at Ben Gurion University’s Soroka Medical Center, where he directs the Cardio-Pulmonary Exercise Program. For many years, he has advised and assessed medical technology companies and served on the board of several companies, specializing in clinical assessment and due diligence.