Telehealth Is A Rapidly Growing Technology. It Enables Long-Distance Patient/Clinician Contact And Care, Advice, Reminders, Education, Intervention, Monitoring, And Remote Admissions.

Telehealth is a rapidly growing technology. It enables long-distance patient/clinician contact and care, advice, reminders, education, intervention, monitoring, and remote admissions. Technologies include videoconferencing, the Internet, store-and-forward imaging, streaming media, and terrestrial and wireless communications.

Telehealth is different from telemedicine in that telehealth refers to a broader scope of remote healthcare services than does telemedicine. While telemedicine refers specifically to remote clinical services, telehealth can refer to remote non-clinical services, such as provider training, administrative meetings, and continuing medical education, in addition to clinical services (National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, 2017).

Reference
National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. (2017). What is telehealth? How is telehealth different from telemedicine?
The Official Website of The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC). Retrieved from https://www.healthit.gov/faq/what-telehealth-how-telehealth-different-telemedicine.

Instructions

Initial Post: Briefly describe your client population. Share with your peers how the clients you interact with might benefit from telehealth e-visits.

  • Would synchronous or asynchronous telehealth e-visits be ideal?
  • Would these be driven by consumers or health professionals?
  • What ethical and legal barriers might you need to overcome?
  • What other technologies might dovetail into these e-visits

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