Telehealth Services implements and activates health-related services and information by using electronic communication and telecommunication technologies. Telehealth allows long-distance patient and clinician contact, care, advice, reminders, education, intervention, monitoring, and remote admissions. There are four types of Telehealth Services.
There is live video-conferencing, asynchronous video, remote patient monitoring, and mobile health. The advantages of telehealth are expands access to care and reach more patients and increase practice efficiency and reduce practice overload, cuts patient costs, improves healthcare quality, and improves patient satisfaction. Tips for a successful visit are having a quiet place for a visit, writing down specific questions or concerns, have a list of your medications handy, ask questions and determine if you should follow up.
To conclude, talk to your health provider and find out more about these services and how they could add value to your health.