Online medical consultations can be very useful to interpret results, obtain second opinions or receive health care that does not require a physical examination.
A majority of patients are now interested in doing telehealth visits. Alaska Sleep Clinic has been offering TELEMEDICINE for our Alaskan patients for years now, making us the sleep lab with the most telehealth experience in the state.
Telehealth is an amazing way to provide and receive health care anytime, anywhere. Sounds unreal? That is because this is a very modern and progressive type of healthcare. But, amazingly, it actually works. We have the honor to witness many technology innovations, and telehealth is definitely one of the most positive ones. It represents the future of health care and the ultimate tool to provide near hospital-level monitoring and response in the comfort of the patient’s home or any other location.
Telemedicine is the use of telecommunication and information technology to provide clinical health care from a distance. It has been used to overcome distance barriers and to improve access to medical services that would often not be consistently available in distant, rural communities.
.“Telehealth is really instrumental in containing and treating disease, particularly in a public health emergency,” said Megan O'Reilly, a lobbyist with AARP, the advocacy group for older people, which pushed for the telemedicine provisions in Washington. “For older Americans, this can help keep them safe."