How often have you heard that the internet has revolutionized modern life? It has most likely impacted how you communicate with family and friends, shop for goods and services, and even look for health-related information.
There are several telehealth technologies available to assist you in managing your health care and receiving the services you require. Are you making the most of them?
Through videoconferencing, remote monitoring, electronic consultations, and wireless connections, telehealth connects patients to critical health care services. Telehealth helps patients obtain the appropriate treatment, at the right place, at the right time by expanding access to physicians and experts.
Telehealth can help healthcare systems, organizations, and clinicians increase access to and quality of treatment in remote areas. Using telehealth to deliver and assist with the delivery of healthcare services in remote regions can help patients overcome difficulties and burdens, such as transportation concerns while going for specialist treatment. Within the healthcare system, telehealth may also enhance monitoring, timeliness, and communications.
The following are some of the objectives of telehealth, often known as e-health or m-health (mobile health):
- Make services more accessible to those who have restricted mobility, time, or transit choice access to medical professionals should be made available
- Assist with health-care self-management
While telehealth can improve care coordination, it also has the potential to fragment health care. Gaps in treatment, misuse of medical care, improper drug usage, and unneeded or overlapping care can all result from fragmented care.