The term telehealth includes a broad range of technologies and services to provide patient care and improve the healthcare delivery system as a whole. It refers to a broader scope of remote healthcare services. Telehealth refers to non-clinical services, such as provider training, administrative meetings, and continuing medical education, in addition to clinical services.
Telemedicine is a subset of telehealth that refers solely to clinical health care services. Telemedicine involves the use of electronic communications and software to provide clinical services to patients without an in-person visit. Telemedicine technology is frequently used for follow-up visits, management of chronic conditions, medication management, specialist consultation and many other services that can be provided remotely via video conferencing.
Telecare is support and assistance provided at a distance using information and communication technology. It is the continuous, automatic and remote monitoring of users by means of sensors to enable them to continue living in their own home, while minimizing risks such as a fall, gas and flood detection and relate to other real time emergencies and remotely monitor risks or early warning signs of health conditions
Also,The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has asked insurers to allow telemedicine wherever regular medical consultation is allowed,in the terms and conditions of medical insurance policies. Insurers have been asked to allowed telemedicine as part of the claim settlement of their policies
Many patients face obstacles that make it difficult for them to commit the necessary time and resources to seeing their provider on a regular basis. The use of telemedicine reduces the burden on patients by eliminating time away from work, childcare concerns, and travel time and costs. A telemedicine plat form not only benefits physicians, but patients as well.
Telemedicine encompasses the use of technology to deliver clinical healthcare via secure video and audio connections.It can be integrated with a provider’s electronic health record and scheduling systems.
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