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Despite all the challenges, telemedicine is one of the most exciting concepts in Healthcare across the world. While today there seems to be a big push for telemedicine due to an emergency situation, here are some of the reasons why healthcare experts believe that telemedicine is here to stay.
Convenience: Telemedicine applications are making healthcare services more convenient. The ability to get a medical professional’s consultation instantly from the comfort of your home is the most substantial advantage of telemedicine apps.
Cost Efficiency: Compared to traditional care processes, telehealth applications are cost-effective solutions. With less infra and fewer delays, cost-effectiveness trickles down to the consumer.
Quality Patient Care: Telehealth offers patient-centered approaches that improve the timeliness of care. As we all know, it’s challenging to deliver quality patient care if there is a delay due to distance, but with the support of technology, now doctors and care service providers can offer a consistent service. Patients address their healthcare issues quickly with real-time urgent care and understand treatment options and processes within minutes.
Privacy: With the support of HIPAA, now doctors, patients, and care providers can easily manage data security. The compliance guidelines of telemedicine are present in the HIPAA Security Rule. It stipulates that:
Telemedicine refers to providing health care services at a distance using information and communication technologies (ICT). Telemedicine involves providing some kind of health care service to a patient, such as an online consultation between a patient and a doctor, remote patient monitoring through medical devices, or consultations between two doctors to arrive at a management plan for a patient case.
The term “telehealth” is a broader umbrella term that encompasses providing health services at a distance (telemedicine) as well as other health system activities like health provider education (eLearning), research and evaluation (online questionnaires), health administration activities.
Well, we all know how telemedicine is transforming all the spaces where healthcare has impressions. These digital care areas are:
We can expect that in the coming days, doctors, patients, and service providers are going to deal with a greater relationship exchange. Health administrations will adopt all new tech revolutions to streamline the process of patient care. We need to improve conventional healthcare interactions that will grow continuously with changing health scenarios.
We believe that using mhealth will increase care awareness among doctors and patients. We will see a massive change from physical clinical visits to cure patients virtually.
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