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How the Healthcare Industry has Changed in 2021
Telemedicine, sometimes called telehealth, is the online practice of different healthcare services and publication of beneficial health-related information. Telemedicine prioritizes taking care of the patient, regardless of where they are and how far they might be from their doctor. This converted version of healthcare service became extremely helpful during COVID and has only continued to grow in popularity as people learn of more benefits it contains.
What is a Medical Virtual Assistant?
A medical virtual assistant is just like your average healthcare assistant, but they help to perform important tasks online for patients across the world. Here at Virtual Latinos, we understand how crucial a medical virtual assistant is in the world today-that’s why we have a multitude of virtual assistants specialized in different areas of the medical field, on all different levels. From optometrists to chiropractors, we have specially trained, bilingual assistants that can help your business immensely. By hiring a virtual medical assistant for your healthcare business, you can save money and precious time you would have spent on basic administrative tasks, allowing you to focus on doing what you need to get done.
How Can Medical VA Help Physicians, clinics, etc?
There are multiple different benefits that come along with having your own medical virtual assistant, while working in healthcare. Here are just a few examples:
1. Save Time and get help with administrative tasks
Think about how much time you spend performing administrative tasks every week. Now, think about how much more time you would have if you had a virtual health assistant to help you with those tasks. Administrative tasks can be incredibly time-consuming. Sending out invoices, adjusting payroll, and even translating and interpreting, can all be handled by our virtual professionals. This way you can focus on other aspects of your work, like face-to-face appointments or taking on new patients. Just think about how much time you can save if you have a healthcare virtual assistant to help you through your administrative, marketing, or minor medical tasks when you need one.
2. Save Money
Hiring a virtual professional to work as an assistant to your healthcare business will not only save you time, but it can save you money, too. Hiring a medical assistant in-house, or looking for multiple healthcare workers to split these time-consuming tasks, is expensive. Save yourself time and money by hiring one of our experienced healthcare virtual assistants who love to help people.
3. Increases efficiency
One of the greatest aspects of outsourcing your virtual assistant tasks for your healthcare business is the amount of increased efficiency that your business will experience overall. By hiring an existing, experienced healthcare worker as a VA, you can feel comfortable with the fact that your assistant is knowledgeable in their job. On top of that, having an assistant to help with administrative tasks and organization gives you more time to focus on patient care and making a profit.
Lastly, having a bilingual medical VA is an amazing addition to your healthcare business. As the world becomes more and more connected, it is important that we can understand each other. Especially in the medical world, it is crucial that doctors and patients can communicate correctly to give and receive the aid that is needed. That’s why we have assistants located all over Latin America, from Honduras to Argentina.
What Can a Medical Virtual Assistant Do for Healthcare Professionals?
There are a multitude of different tasks that a healthcare virtual assistant can perform for medical professionals. Here are some of the most common tasks our virtual professionals can do for you:
1. Calendar Management and Appointment Setter
Your medical VA can help you keep up with your busy schedule in a variety of ways. They can schedule appointments, meetings, and medical shifts as well as schedule and confirm patient appointments, too. Our VA’s have experience using VoIP, allowing them to make long-distance phone calls easily.
2. Data Entry and CRM/EMR Entry
Data entry and CRM/EMR systems are crucial to the medical field. A healthcare VA can transcribe, format, and input data on whatever healthcare system you might use. They can also help take notes on different clients’ cases and set up telehealth appointments for patients-especially if they are older and may struggle with technology.
3. Gather Necessary Information and Documents
Another great part of hiring a medical virtual assistant is that they can help with the paperwork side of things. Scheduling appointments, checking insurances claims, and gathering the personal information needed for every patient can be time-consuming and difficult. Luckily, our skilled VAs are able to collect and input patient information in online-based medical systems. This makes getting down to business a lot easier.
4. General Administration Help
Again, administrative work can be extremely time-consuming. Unfortunately, in the field of healthcare, you don’t always have much time. Hiring a virtual professional to assist you and your healthcare business will help you stay organized and keep up with work more easily.
5. Insurance and Billing
Working with insurance agencies and coordinating billing patients is another skill of our experienced VAs. Confirming insurance plans and patient information can be difficult and often requires multiple calls back and forth. Save yourself time, and help your patients by hiring someone that knows how to work with billing systems.
6. Live Interpreting and Translation
One of the greatest parts about hiring a specialized healthcare virtual assistant from Virtual Latinos is live interpretation and translation. Language barriers can be some of the biggest obstacles in the medical field. Having someone who can interpret and translate for both the patient and the physician is incredibly important, so that both of them can be assured that they are giving and receiving the care they need. Your bilingual VA can also work as a medical transcriptionist.
7. Bookkeeping and Financial Management
Preparing invoices, collecting and processing payments, providing estimates, and creating and managing reports are all part of our medical virtual assistants’ skills.
8. Patient Tracking and Project Management
Administrative work often requires a lot of organization and confidentiality. Hiring an experienced VA will help you keep track of your patients and maintain information, all the while keeping it confidential.
9. Calling Leads
Virtual assistants can also help with a variety of different calls your healthcare facility may need to make. From routine patient calls to following up with potential clients, healthcare virtual assistants can cover the communication aspect of your business.
10. Collect Leads
On top of calling potential leads, virtual assistants can also help you build a bigger client base by researching potential new customers and reaching out to them to tell them about your business.
Where Can You Find the Best Virtual Medical Assistants?
There are many virtual assistants around the world, from the U.S. to the Philippines. But, many people find themselves asking where they might be able to find the best healthcare virtual professional for them and their business. While countries across the world offer wide ranges of virtual assistants, hiring a Latin American virtual assistant has proven to be the most beneficial for healthcare workers in the U.S. for a number of reasons. Not only will your Latin American virtual assistant be working in a similar time zone as you, but they will also speak Spanish, increasing your ability to serve patients in the growing spanish-speaking U.S. population.
How Much Does it Cost to Hire a Remote Medical Assistant?
Here at Virtual Latinos, we have talented assistants that can help you starting at rates as low as $8 an hour. The skill level of your assistant will determine their cost. For example:
1. Entry Level: $8-10 per hour
Our basic virtual assistants at the entry-level are not only skilled in administration, but are absolutely perfect for businesses with processes and set business administration methods in place.
2. Mid-Level: $11-15 an hour
Our mid-level virtual assistants with more experience are specialized in business and bring with them a swath of administrative skills that will help your company operate more efficiently.
3. Expert Level: $16-20virtual an hour
Our expert-level virtual assistants are specialized in a variety of different industries, making them the perfect choice for those who need a knowledgeable assistant in their field. They can strategize to help your business expand while keeping your work organized and professional.
Why Virtual Latinos is the Best Virtual Assistant Company to Choose?
Here at Virtual Latinos, we know how crucial virtual care has become. That’s why we provide some of the highest quality virtual medical assistants out there. With a multitude of assistants specializing in different fields, we can find you the perfect fit for your business and its specific needs. Hire an assistant here to enhance your medical practice today.