What Are Telemedicine Services?
Health Care Services That Use Telemedicine
1 Telemedicine for Mental and Behavioral Health
Telemental health, telepsychology, e-therapy, m-health, is likely the largest segment of telemedicine users in healthcare because it is so flexible and can be utilized for a variety of client populations in mental and behavioral health. Popular telemedicine uses in mental and behavioral health include:
Therapy for individual, couples, or groups
In-home behavioral interventions
Forensic testimony and evaluation
Consultation and supervision
Common mental and behavioral disorders that are treated using telemedicine include:
Substance abuse and addiction
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s and dementia
Neurodevelopmental disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and Intellectual Developmental Disorder
2 Telemedicine for Prenatal Care
Prenatal care is a great opportunity to use telemedicine. Most of the prenatal care is routine checkups and patient education. Telemedicine allows the mother to continue to receive care without the additional time and cost burdens of traveling to the clinic for each visit.
3 Telemedicine for Medication Management
Medication compliance has become a big focus in healthcare recently. Telemedicine is a great way for healthcare providers and staff to keep in touch with patients to assure they remain compliant with their prescribed medication regimen, thus improving patient outcomes and reducing readmissions.
4 Telemedicine for Diabetes Care and Management
Chronic diseases like diabetes require ongoing patient interaction. Telemedicine is an effective and efficient way to engage with diabetic patients. With telemedicine, patients can report their progress from the convenience of their own home.
5 Using Telemedicine for Sleep Medicine
Sleep conditions are becoming easier to diagnose and treat home sleep tests and therapies, however, a consultation with a sleep specialist is still required. That’s why telemedicine is becoming more popular among sleep specialists who consult with patients at home.
6 Telemedicine for Family Practices
Family healthcare can be provided in a more flexible way using telemedicine. Family physicians can use telemedicine to review test results, check in on how patients are doing, and review symptoms then prescribe medications.
7 Telemedicine for Cancer Care
Cancer often involves a long and intense period of treatment for patients with visits to many different providers all while receiving treatment that makes the patient sick and tired. By allowing patients to meet with some oncology providers from home or remote clinics using telemedicine reduces the burden on the patient and caregiver.
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