Telehealth is rapidly growing in the healthcare sector, and has been offering the following benefits:
- Improved access. Telehealth is used to bring health care services to the patients who are located in remote places. Not one does telehealth improves healthcare access to patients, but has also allowed physicians and telehealth service providers to expand their reach, much beyond their clinics. Given the shortage of healthcare providers around the world – in rural as well as urban areas – telehealth has this unique capacity to reach more patients than ever possible before
- Cost efficiencies.Containing or reducing the healthcare costs is among the primary reasons for adopting and funding telehealth technology. Telehealth has shown to be able to reduce costs of health care and also increase the efficiency through much better management and treatment of chronic health conditions, reduced travel time, shared health care professional staffing, and shorter or fewer hospital stay.
- Improved quality. Studies constantly show that quality of the health care services that’s delivered through telehealth clinic are just as good as those provided in traditional in-person healthcare clinics and consultations. In certain specialties, specifically in the mental health services area, telehealth delivers an even better result, with better outcomes, as well as patient satisfaction.
- Demand of the patients. Consumers want telehealth. Patients are the ones that are most positively impacted with telehealth. Using telehealth technology reduces their travel time as well as related stress for patients. Years of telehealth applications has shown only patient support and satisfaction with telehealth services.