Telehealth is an electronic communications technology that enables patients and their healthcare providers to interact virtually when in-person care is not required or not possible. It increases the access to care for vulnerable patient populations, rural communities, underserved, and individuals who are not able to secure in-person care. There are different approaches in telehealth including ambulatory live video telehealth, speciality live video telehealth, live chats, remote patient monitoring, etc.
Live video telehealth or synchronous telehealth is the most commonly used part of telehealth. It supports the real-time interactions between the healthcare providers and patients via an audio/visual telecommunications platform. Ambulatory live video telehealth represents the employment of live video telehealth within ambulatory settings (outside hospitals) like private clinics. Healthcare providers and patients are equally benefitted from ambulatory live video telehealth solutions. Physicians can discuss patient cases with other medical specialists outside their geographic area without travelling. This has been proven to be extremely useful in light of COVID-19 and social distancing. Ambulatory live video telehealth removes logistical barriers in the way of care delivery and therefore benefits patients especially the ones from rural locations or underserved areas who don’t have access to traditional healthcare services.
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Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) allows a patient to use a connected medical device to perform a routine test and send it to a health care professional. RPM increases access to care, reduces healthcare …
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