TeleHealth Future Of Medicine
Telehealth Future Of Medicine
For patients who have a health problem like diabetes, chronic heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), depression or post-traumatic stress disorder, getting treatment can be complex and inconvenient.
For some, especially older patients, conditions like these can make it difficult for them to remain living independently in their own home and make it necessary for them to go into a nursing home where their symptoms and vital signs (pulse, weight, temperature etc) can be checked frequently. Having this information helps physicians and nurses can change medications or other treatments and prevent serious health problems from developing.
Now there are new technologies that make it possible to check on symptoms and measure vital signs in the home. Special devices (home telehealth) can do this and are easy to use. Telehealth can connect a patient to a facility from home using regular telephone lines.
Telehealth has found that not every patient is suitable for this kind of care. But, for those that are, telehealth can help them to remain at home and live independently.
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