Still unsure about what Telehealth is? This should clear it up for you.
Telemedicine or Telehealth are two interchangeable terms in today’s alternative delivery methods of healthcare. It brings telecommunication technology and medicine together to provide healthcare services at a distance. Advances in technology have allowed Telehealth to extend not just from a computer but to any mobile or tablet device, with the capability to use voice or video to communicate.
Telemedicine provides consistent access to specialist services, eliminates distance barriers, reduces the cost and increases the quality of care and productivity. Telemedicine allows patients to remain in their community with family support, save money from travelling and have immediate urgent care access.
For clinicians, Telemedicine brings continuity of care for their patients while providing wonderful educational opportunities provided by specialists’ expertise for younger doctors. It increases productivity for the clinicians by connecting them to the patients from anywhere in the world; as long as they are connected to the internet. For rural communities, Telemedicine not only brings high quality medical services to the area but also boost the local economy by keeping those dollars which otherwise are spent by rural and regional patients while travelling to large urban cities.