What are the benefits of telehealth?
- Increased access to both patients and health care professionals
- Reduced travel time for patients in rural places
- Cost efficient
How can I use telehealth?
Two main modes:
- Real-time communication- such as a live video conference between a patient and practitioner.
- Store-and-forward- when previously collected health records/histories are securely sent to a practitioner through an electronic communication system.
Stay tuned for next week to see if your state has private and medicaid coverage for telehealth!