Telehealth incorporates aspects of management, partnerships, and/or staff recruitment rather than just direct patient care; which is the primary focus of telemedicine.
Telemedicine includes the delivery and provision of healthcare and consultative services to individual patients over distance using telecommunication technologies:
- Video Conferencing
- Consultative and follow-up services
- Phone Conferencing
- Remote monitoring
- X-ray and lab results transferred via fax or secure internet
The power in telemedicine is providing medical & specialty care to rural areas. Areas such as these are likely to have a low professional-to-patient population ratio, telemedicine helps to fill the gap. These services can also shorten the diagnosis and treatment process by reducing the time required for patients to be seen by a succession of providers. Instead, specialists and general practitioners can examine patients and discuss treatment options together.
Regardless of the type and combination of technologies used to provide medical care, the basic principles governing the physician/patient relationship always remain intact and confidentiality is taken very seriously! Please Contact Us to discuss how we ensure total confidentiality.