As the risk of contracting chronic diseases increases with the age in a growing population, the number of older people with chronic disease is also growing. As in today’s modern world, there are fewer younger people to take care of elderly individuals. In future, it will be more difficult to visit to general practitioners and hospitals as compared to now. Therefore, in this blog we will be discussing about how telemedicine can help to deal with such situation in smarter way and provide solution to it.
Telemedicine which involves exchange of medical information from one site to another via electronic communication provides solution to major medical problems such as long-distance consultation, emergency medical assistance and also in education and training for health care professionals.
Telemedicine may be as simple as two health professionals discussing a case over the telephone or a complex process which involves using of satellite technology and video-conferencing equipment’s.
Telemedicine has been growing rapidly because it offers four fundamental benefits:
- Improved access to services and increasing care delivery
From so many years, telemedicine has been bringing health care services to patients in distant locations. Telemedicine, not only enhances patient’s access to physicians but also improves physicians and other health care facilities to expand their reach, beyond their offices.
- Reduced health care costs
Telemedicine helps to reduce the overall cost of health care, thus increasing the overall efficiency. This is done by better management of chronic diseases, reduced travel times and by shared health professional staffing.
- Improved quality of care
It is indicated that health care services delivered by telemedicine services provides similar or superior quality service compared to traditional in-person consultations. Moreover, in some specialties such as in mental health, telemedicine delivers better outcomes and patient satisfaction than the traditional service.
- Patient’s satisfaction
The most important advantage of telemedicine is that it reduces travel time of the patients and the family members to a great extent, thus reducing their travel expense and related stress considerably.
It is seen that the impact of telemedicine on health care structure is huge and hence it should be implemented carefully and managed well. Therefore, telemedicine can be seen as a useful tool that can be used to build-up a new health care horizon.
Telemedicine services at Texas Medical Concierge
Texas Medical Concierge located at ITC Maurya, New Delhi has incorporated this cutting-edge technology to overcome the distance barrier between the patients, doctors and specialists across the globe.
In order to avail telemedicine services at Texas Medical Concierge, please contact www.texasmedicalconcierge.com