- Make healthcare accessible to people who live in rural or isolated communities
- Make healthcare services more readily available or convenient for people with limited mobility, time, or transportation options
- Provide access to medical specialists
- Improve communication and coordination of care among members of a healthcare team and a patient; and
- Provide support for self-management healthcare
Better Collaboration Between Medical Professionals
The benefits of telehealth don’t just apply to the relationship between medical providers and patients but extend to the communication and collaboration between medical professionals. With advances in telecommunication systems that are HIPAA-compliant, doctors, nurse practitioners, lab technicians, and health educators all have an increased and improved opportunity to consult each other and find new solutions that would otherwise be inaccessible.
Telehealth utilizes new and improving technologies to increase communications between providers and patients, physicians and practitioners now provide more regular and personalized check-ins, instead of relying on in-person appointments
Telehealth and telemedicine provides patients with a convenient straightforward way to access care as well as help providers capture time spent on follow-up.