With all the coronavirus situation that the country is going through, many industries have moved to online platforms. Some others have been already there but they’re staring to be named and known. According the lock down, we need to keep our distance from others. Avoid going out unless you need it. Here is where Telehealth comes up to play the game.
What is Telehealth?
According to medicare.gov
“Medicare telehealth services include office visits, psychotherapy, consultations, and certain other medical or health services that are provided by an eligible provider who isn’t at your location using an interactive 2-way telecommunications system (like real-time audio and video).“
Different Telehealt modalities
Live Video is two-way interaction between a person (patient, caregiver, or provider) and a provider using audiovisual telecommunications technology. This type of service is also referred to as “real-time” and may serve as a substitute for an in-person encounter when it is not available. Video devices can include videoconferencing units, peripheral cameras, videoscopes, or web cameras. Display devices include computer monitors, plasma/LED TV, LCD projectors, and even tablet computers.
Mobile Health (mHealth)
Is the provision of health care services and personal health data via mobile devices, such as cell phones, tablet computers, and PDAs. mHealth often includes use of a dedicated application software (apps), which are downloaded onto devices. Applications can range from targeted text messages that promote healthy behavior to wide-scale alerts about disease outbreaks, to name a few examples.
Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM)
Remote patient monitoring (RPM) uses digital technologies to collect medical and other forms of health data from individuals in one location and electronically transmit that information securely to health care providers in a different location for assessment and recommendations.
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