Why Telehealth

Telehealth is defined as the delivery of health and health-related services including medical care, patient education, and self-care via video, chat or SMS. Live video conferencing, Chat Appointments, Phone conversations with your care provider are examples telehealth Services.

The terms telehealth and telemedicine are often used interchangeably, but telehealth has evolved to encapsulate a broader array of digital healthcare activities and services. To understand further, it is essential first to define telehealth.

What is Telehealth? 

Telehealth, sometimes also know as telemedicine, lets you receive health care via video chat, phone call, or messaging. When you need to be seen by a doctor, telehealth gives you access to health care provider even when there is no local doctor is available in your area. It reduces the traveling time as you can see a doctor from the comfort of your own home.  Telehealth lets your doctor treat you without an in-person appointment  

How to book a telehealth appointment  

Benefits of telehealth

Virtual visits are growing in popularity. Though in-person office visits may be necessary in certain cases, there are many benefits of telehealth care.

How to get started 

A telehealth appointment is often as simple as a secure, private video chat.  You may need a device with video capability, such as a computer, tablet, or smartphone and You may need a stable internet connection for video chats.  If you do not have one, you can reach out to local health center to see if they offer eSanjeevani service to connect with remote care providers. DocIndia also offer Telehealth Service you patients can connect to DocIndia doctors through their existing cell phone. The quality and capability of Video vs voice will depend on the device the and the quality of internet connection. Some doctors may agree to a phone call appointment or secure messages through a patient portal.

Types of telehealth appointments

Some appointments require an in-person appointment, but there are many ways to get quality health care through telehealth:  

Health needs that can be managed with telehealth 

Advancements in health care, technology, and remote patient monitoring mean more conditions can be managed through telehealth:  

Telehealth and the Future of Healthcare

Despite the current reimbursement challenges, there are numerous benefits to increasing the use of telehealth to meet the nation’s demand for health care. Convenience of care, increased access, improved worker productivity from not having to take time off and travel to appointments, decreased costs, and clinician time savings are a few. For these reasons, providers, payers, and employers alike are moving forward with more and more telehealth solutions.