Telehealth services, tele-nursing are on the rise
Routinely assessing subtleties in a patient’s condition and offering spot-on interventions from afar may once have seemed more like science fiction than reality.
But telehealth — or technology-enabled care — has now been around for a few decades. In some instances, telehealth involves answering patients’ emails or making post-discharge, follow-up calls to those who may be living in another state. In other instances, it encompasses providing critical care to patients in rural hospitals or monitoring others with chronic conditions from their homes using an array of advanced technology.
Whatever the case, telehealth will only continue to grow, especially as technology becomes more sophisticated, accessible, affordable — and accepted — by patients, providers and policymakers. (more…)
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