With people searching the internet now more than ever, telemedicine and telehealth are gaining traction and popularity.
Read on to learn more about when you should use a telemedicine service.
Telemedicine and Telehealth Defined
Telemedicine refers to the practice of medicine that utilizes technology in order to administer care to patients from a distance. A doctor in one area uses telecommunications in order to provide care to a patient somewhere else.
Telehealth pertains widely to electronic and telecommunications equipment and services utilized in order to administer care and services from afar.
Telemedicine and telehealth are not the same thing. Telehealth refers to a more extensive sphere of faraway healthcare services than telemedicine. Telemedicine points particularly to remote clinical solutions, but telehealth can also include faraway non-clinical solutions.
Why Telemedicine is Beneficial
Telemedicine has the following advantages that can help when you need to see a physician:
- It costs less than traditional medicine
- It’s faster, more convenient, and more comfortable
- Your risk of contracting a contagious ailment is lower
- There’s more collaboration between healthcare professionals
- Follow-up care is easier
When Telemedicine Can Help
Telemedicine is great for patients with non-emergency medical conditions. If your medical condition requires immediate attention, telemedicine may not be appropriate for your particular circumstance.
Telemedicine is beneficial for people suffering from a variety of medical and behavioral ailments, from the flu to anxiety to rashes and insect bites. In addition to the aforementioned ailments, telemedicine may also help treat patients with the following conditions (among others):
- Ear problems
- Pink eye
- Respiratory issues
- Sore throat
- Urinary problems/urinary tract infection (UTI)
We Can Help
If you’ve been harmed due to the negligence of your physician, you may be able to sue for medical malpractice. Here at Garau Germano, P.C., we’ve helped hundreds of people get the justice they deserve. Let us see if we can help you, too. Don’t hesitate to contact our office with your case right away.