Technology is taking over the world so that in the medical industry also. One of the best and latest is telemedicine. Telemedicine is a unique approach since the last decade and now it has been considered to be an integral part of the healthcare industry and its infrastructure. By the use of telecommunication, patients are being evaluated, analyze, diagnose and treated by health care professionals from a distance.
The use of Telemedicine is increasing drastically as it provides you best services at your comfort zone. You don’t have to book appointments, waited for long in clinics or hospitals for half an hour checkups.
In 2018, 7 million patients are making use of telemedicine, which is 49% higher rate as compared to the data of 2013. Telemedicine involves providing clinical services to patients without an in-person visit. Telemedicine technology is used for follow-up visits, management of chronic conditions, medication management, specialist consultation and a host of other clinical services that can be provided remotely via secure video and audio connections; basically, by using your computer, ipad/tablet, or mobile phone!
Telemedicine is a host of benefits for patients that provides:
- Less time away from work
- No travel expenses or loss of time
- No exposure to other potentially contagious patients
Telemedicine can be used for acne, rash, cough, cold/flu, pink eye, allergies, sore throat, insect bites, constipation, ear problems, nausea, vomiting, respiratory problems, erectile disjunction meds, etc