Telehealth is the use of communications technologies to provide health care from a distance. These technologies may include computers, cameras, videoconferencing, the Internet, and satellite and wireless communications. Some examples of telehealth include
Sometimes people use the term telemedicine to mean the same thing as telehealth. Telehealth is a broader term. It includes telemedicine. But it also includes things like training for health care providers, health care administrative meetings, and services provided by pharmacists and social workers.What are the benefits of telehealth?
Some of the benefits of telehealth include
Some of the problems with telehealth include
The types of care that you can get using telehealth may include
For telehealth visits, just like with an in-person visit, it is important to be prepared and have good communication with the provider.
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