What Is TeleHealth?
TeleHealth is the fastest growing technology in healthcare it allows professionals to estimate, diagnose and treat patients using modern technology. It means distance is no issue when it comes to a patient getting help. It connects the patient and the best doctors remotely through video conferences. Telehealth is, indeed, the future of health care.
As technology advances at the exponential rate, so do the widespread affordability and accessibility to telehealth services. An overview of medical records of older patients found that 38% of in-person visits, including 27% of emergency department visits, might have been replaced with telehealth.
How Telehealth Benefits Patients In Daily Life?
Save Commute Time
You don’t have to waste time traveling or to stick in a traffic jam that makes you late for everything throughout the day. Through telehealth or telemedicine, you can see your doctor on mobile devices. It saves your commute time as well as money.
No More Leaves
We all know how difficult is to get a day off to visit a doctor and then we to work the time back or to take it as unpaid leave. With the help of telehealth technology you can simply schedule your visit during a break, or before or after work. You can obey your doctor’s follow-up instructions and maintain your health without missing a day of work or wasting your precious paid time off.
Some patients need to travel a long distance and invest a lot of time to meet their care specialist. Telehealth services make it possible for them to meet their specialist on the phone when it comes to serious health issues they never compromise on quality care and consult with the best, not the closet.
Elder Patient Care Through Telehealth Approach
Telehealth service providers are intended to meet the needs and expectations of elderly people. It is really handy for elder people, it monitors their health parameters, blood pressure, sugar level, etc, and also support via teleconsultations and remind them for appointments.
Transformation of Infectious Disease
When the person is communicating with doctors through screens, the possibility of spreading germs decreases. Telehealth technology permits an easier exchange of information between public health services about a rare or unusual health condition, better measure chronic disease in a population, or address a public health crisis such as pandemic flu or anthrax. Faster awareness of current threats will help public health providers make better decisions regarding population health in these situations.
Reducing The Number of Hospitalizations
With a smartphone or a tablet, it has become quite easy for patients to get medical attention right in their living rooms. Most of the time patients did not visit doctors because their symptoms are non-specific, not particularly severe, they expect it all to go away on its own or they do not get a day off. But with the telehealth approach, they can get medical care on the go and the visit to the emergency room decreases by 6.7 percent. Telemedicine can also help those who believe they need psychiatric treatment.
The innovation that telehealth promises is not just doing the same thing remotely, but awakening us to the many things that we thought would require physical attendance. Telemedicine is a tool that is being used to build up new health care horizon.
InstaCare is the Pakistan leading organization that has pioneered ways of improving access to health care for every citizen by providing telehealth services. The primary goal of InstaCare is to advance health care to make both accessible and reliable, both finically and physically. It aims to reshape healthcare in Pakistan, ensuring a state-of-the-art, convenient, and affordable treatment for everyone.