Telemedicine Technology Brings Healthcare to Your Home

The Emerging Telemedicine Technology

Telemedicine has been around for over three decades and continues to evolve to meet the growing demand for healthcare on the go.

Technology Used in Telemedicine

Various technologies foster communication between you and your healthcare service provider. Below are highlights of some of these technologies:

Mobile Apps

These are software applications that run on a smartphone or tablet. The health services you need are incorporated into a mobile app to access at your convenience. Suppose you want to schedule an appointment with your doctor; you will only have to log in to your mobile app and create a schedule.

Telephone

Nearly everyone has a smartphone in this modern age. With your smartphone at your beck and call, you can have your doctor over the phone for medical inquiries or evaluation.

Internet

The internet serves as a hub for everything, from enabling connection to healthcare services to finding health-related resources. Whatever education you need with regards to a disease condition is available on the internet.

Online Video Conferencing and Webcams

Video conferences allow you to have real-time interaction with your doctor. It is commonly used for patients recovering from an ailment.

Secure Email (Store-and-forward)

With a secure password and username, email is a safe means of communicating with your doctor. The good thing about emails is that your medical lab reports, scans, and prescriptions are delivered to you privately.

Advantages of Telemedicine Technology

It’s convenient

Telemedicine provides you comfort as you can interact with your doctor from anywhere and at any time. Therefore, daunting activities such as frequent office visits for health services are entirely eliminated.

It’s cost-effective

Having to travel to a health facility for medical services costs lots of money. Most of these travels involve moving across far distances like from one state to another or even across a country. However, with telemedicine, you can save your money as such travels won’t be necessary.

Access to a Pool of Specialists

With the internet at your disposal, you can see the profile of specialists who will attend to you when you visit your healthcare providers’ website. Depending on the exact service you need, you are allowed to choose and schedule a remote appointment on the go.

Increased Security and Privacy

Using telemedicine technology improves your privacy on health-related issues. This technology is vital as there won’t be a need to worry about who has access to your medical reports and results. With this technology, you get an effective and secure way to share your medical files and data directly with your doctor or healthcare center.

Conclusion

Telemedicine is growing in popularity because of the amazing benefits it offers to patients and their healthcare providers. Patients don’t have to drive to the doctor’s office or clinic, park, walk or sit in a waiting room when they feel sick. Instead, you can see your doctor from the comfort of your own bed or sofa.

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