What is telehealth and what are its benefits?
What is telehealth?
Telehealth, often referred to as digital health, is the remote exchange of data between patients and clinicians. Telehealth is typically used by the NHS and private health organisations to remotely monitor patients with long term conditions such as COPD, chronic heart failure or diabetes. Telehealth is also often used to monitor the vital signs of those recently discharged from hospital. This enables care teams to keep a track of patient progress and intervene where necessary, without the need for regular face to face appointments.
What are the benefits of telehealth?
Telehealth can bring numerous benefits for healthcare staff and patients.
- Reduces appointments, freeing up capacity
- Clinicians have access to patient readings at any time
- Patients are not bound to NHS hours
- Travel costs are reduced for both healthcare professionals and patients
- Regular monitoring means changes in treatment can happen much sooner
- It enables patients to understand their condition
What telehealth services does Inhealthcare offer?
Inhealthcare has developed a range of telehealth services. Each of our telehealth services have been designed by NHS clinicians. With a growing and ageing population, and more people with long term conditions, our telehealth tools enable healthcare professionals to remotely monitor patients at scale.
Adoption of our digital health platform allows clinicians access to each of our telehealth services:
Take a look at some of our telehealth services
This telehealth service uses a digital stethoscope to allow patients suffering from COPD to remotely monitor their breathing.
Our PainSense app allows patients suffering from chronic pain to remotely monitor and manage their pain.
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