By Samantha Kalany, BlueStar
Telehealth and telemedicine have brought a lot of opportunity to the table, or better yet, your device screens, in the past year. From enabling clinicians to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients remotely all in convenient time frames, the need for WebMD and waiting in line at germ-infested waiting rooms is no longer prevalent. Expanding on this basis, these solutions are also benefitting those who perhaps don’t have access to their local primary health practice or pediatrician. Looking into the new year, here’s what people can expect to receive in the Telehealth market.
To refresh your memory, Telehealth solutions offer a broad range of technologies and services within providing patient care and even improving the healthcare delivery system as a whole. Telehealth is also responsible for other non-clinical services, such as provider training, administrative meetings and ongoing medical education for varying updates.
On the flip side of it, telemedicine is utilized solely for the provision of health care services and education, especially in Third World Countries or areas who don’t have access to such privileges. Telemedicine video conferences are important for managing chronic conditions, follow-up visits, medication management, consultations from specialists and more.