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Healthcare is Going Digital with Telemedicine

Technology has been changing healthcare throughout history and has helped the medical field make leaps and bounds in diagnosing and treating patients all over the world. One technological advancement that is currently shining in the medical field is telemedicine.

What is telemedicine?

According to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, telemedicine, or telehealth, is defined as the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support and promote long-distance clinical health care, patient and professional health-related education, public health and health administration.

How is it changing healthcare?

In an article in Health Leaders Media, healthcare experts explained how telemedicine is changing healthcare by first describing it as being one of healthcare’s fastest growing initiatives. What was once only offered by few companies is now a world-wide phenomenon that allows doctors and patients to connect digitally. It is a rapidly growing sector in healthcare making changes including:

  • Improving population health. Telemedicine is improving health by expanding its reach. People who may not have had access to healthcare due to distance can now virtually meet with doctors without the need to travel long distances.
  • Reducing costs. According to a recent study, the average cost of a virtual doctors visit is between $40 and $50, which is quite less than the average in-person visit that costs about $176 per visit. It also saves on the commute to a doctor's office.
  • Enhancing Patient Experience. Telemedicine is bringing a great amount of convenience and ease of access into patient care for both the doctor and patients, allowing patients access to healthcare that they may not have had without the digital opportunity.
  • Digital diagnostics. On top of the changes listed above, telemedicine is changing healthcare by collaborating with digital diagnostics This team-up allows providers to extend point-of-care lab tests to virtual visits. This not only improves patient experience, it also gives providers another tool to use in their digital health toolbox.

Telemedicine is giving healthcare a major enhancement for patient care, convenience, and cost. It is also enhancing other advancing technologies in healthcare like digital diagnostics and AI to benefit patients and providers alike.

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