Monday, June 15, 2020

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7 Specialties where the care process is enhanced using TeleHealth

Tens of thousands of physicians are providing TeleHealth -services to their patients during the COVID imposed lockdown. Many health providers using TeleHealth have begun to see merit in offering virtual care and remote consultations even after the effects of the pandemic are over.

Telehealth is here to stay. Healthcare is shifting to adopt the virtual care model along with the traditional ones. Obvious benefits to practices, physicians, and patients include ease of use, convenience, lower cost of delivery. Besides these, there are benefits in the care life cycle that are specific to different specialties which enhance efficiency not just in terms of quantity but in the quality of care. Let's look at some of these

Modern HD video has made it possible to diagnose and treat a variety of skin conditions from a distance. Video consults can be used for routine skin assessments like mole checks and more urgent triage needs. 

Endocrinologists use remote consults to manage patients with chronic conditions like diabetes. A video visit is a great way to handle adjustments to various hormone and hypertension treatments.

People who suffer from cardiovascular disease or congenital heart defects generally need ongoing care and precise treatment plans. Regular video consults allow regular guidance from the cardiologist and help patients adhere to follow-up instructions.

Video consults are perfect for medication management, dietary counseling, and reviewing diagnostic test results.

Telemedicine is the ideal tool for helping patients to slow the progression of kidney disease and minimize the need for dialysis or kidney transplants. Nephrologists also use telehealth to provide at-home care plans for patients recovering from kidney-related surgery.

Psychiatry and Mental health
Telepsychiatry, the delivery of psychiatric diagnosis and treatment, has been growing as a care medium over the years. The online approach is perfect for the delivery of a number of mental health and psychiatry services because it reduces barriers to care including distance, privacy concerns, and cost besides letting patients get access to their doctor from within the surrounding which they may find most comfortable.

People who experience asthma, bronchitis, COPD, and patients requiring mechanical ventilation are great candidates for telehealth. Video consults make it easier for them to stay engaged in the management of their condition.



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