April 21, 2020
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Telemedicine is the practice of caring for patients using information and communication technologies like video-conferencing, calls, text/chat using mobile devices or computers.
With help of telemedicine software, health professionals can diagnose, treat, or evaluate patients at a distance without in-person visits.
Telemedicine – a term coined in 1970 and first started on landline telephones.
It helps patients to connect with doctors more frequently and access better healthcare virtually without geographical boundaries. Health professionals and patients – both can share more information, and discuss issues, symptoms, or tips in real-time and with more comfort.
Types of telemedicine:
Interactive medicine, remote patient monitoring, and store & forward.
This is very beneficial for rural patients who have limited access to advanced facilities and expert consultation.
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Benefits for patients:
Benefits for providers:
Applications – Follow-up visits, Preventative care support, Remote post-hospitalization care, School-based telehealth
It has the potential to transform patient care, education, monitoring, medical advice, and admissions by allowing contact of remotely distant patients and physicians.
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