What is Telehealth?
Telehealth is the act or process of providing health care, usually through information and education, through the use of communication technologies such as the Internet, video conferencing, streaming media, and terrestrial and wireless communications. As mentioned, it encompasses a wide range of technologies that provide virtual medical, health, and educational services. It continues to apply to traditional clinical diagnosis and monitoring that is done through removal technology.
Telehealth is commonly defined as the process of remote data exchange between a patient and a doctor to help diagnose and monitor a patient with a condition that requires constant attention in order to enable the patient to live his / her life. her daily life without health professionals to be by her side all the time. This is often achieved through new but experimental technology that monitors the patient's condition and then sends the patient data to doctors in real time.
Die oben genannte Definition wird auch als ein definierteres und kleineres Bereichsfeld mit der Bezeichnung Telemedicine betrachtet, das sich hauptsächlich auf die Ferninteraktion zwischen einem Patienten und einem Angehörigen der Gesundheitsberufe konzentriert, aber immer noch als Telemedizin gilt.
Telehealth is also used to describe the wide variety of processes that technology provides for delivering diagnostic and health management either directly to patients or substitute health professionals who interact directly with patients through information, consultation, and general education.
Telehealth includes the following fields and actions:
- home health
- Physical and occupational therapy
- Monitoring and treatment of chronic diseases
- disaster management
- Consumer and vocational education