WHAT IS TELEMEDICINE?
Telemedicine, also known as Telehealth services, is an advanced approach to patient care using remote computer technology.
HOW DOES IT HELP?
Through online medical consulting, Telemedicine has made it possible to take quality medical care to patients – either in mobile or remotely located in the shortest possible time. Patients, physicians and healthcare systems are equally benefited by telemedicine.
No matter how remote the location or physical disability of a patient is, Telemedicine provides easy access not just to local physicians, but also to specialists located very far away.
Patient engagement is also another encouraging benefit for patients, who often encounter a drop in communications and follow-up care after having left the physician’s office. Telemedicine can resolve this issue via a quick and easy video chat or telephone call with a compassionate medical doctor, building a much stronger doctor-patient relationship.
Telemedicine can provide dynamic results to physicians, both by enhancing the quality of medical attention and reducing the inconvenience when patients are not active in their own healthcare treatment. Patient follow-up care can be monitored more closely and efficiently through telemedicine, without the need for in-office visits.
Besides, to consult on patient diagnostic needs that are out of their expertise, physicians can work together with various specialists, reducing the chances of cross-treatment errors.
Telemedicine greatly reduces medical consulting fees incurred during costly ER visits at hospitals, and facilitates better patient healthcare participation and less medical treatment inaccuracy. By balancing visits to physically address emergency care needs and more intensive patient care treatments, it also reduces the overhead expenditures of smaller medical offices, while improving upon patient scheduling.
In short, Telemedicine is the tool which is bringing specialized healthcare systems where it never before was accessible – much to the respite of the entire community.