What is Telehealth?
Telehealth is the use of electronic information and technology to support and promote long-distance clinical healthcare, patient and professional health-related education, public health and health administration.* There are various types of telehealth technologies benefitting providers, healthcare organizations, and patients.
* The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service
A complete telehealth strategy must incorporate multiple types of telehealth technology services acting as a complete and comprehensive solution. When asking ‘What is telehealth?’, the answer includes an array of solutions that improve the delivery of healthcare for providers, patients, and communities.
Types of Telehealth
Telehealth solutions can help address specialist shortages, increase patient engagement and satisfaction and enable improved provider communication, education, and satisfaction.
Live (Synchronous) Video Conferencing
Two-way audiovisual (teleconferencing) link between a patient and a care provider
Store-and-Forward Telehealth (or Asynchronous Telehealth) Technology
Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM)
Mobile Health (mHealth)
What are the Benefits?
Improves access to necessary care
Increases patient satisfaction and patient health outcomes
Decreases healthcare cost
Better manages “right time, right place, right provider care”
Reduces specialist and impacted physician visit wait times
Increases provider scope and satisfaction
Reduces hospital admissions and readmissions
Alleviates the effects of physician shortages
Facilitates increased patient engagement
Often reduces cost burden for patients
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How to Get Started?
AristaMD is a telehealth organization providing an innovative store-and forward, asynchronous telehealth platform. Our eConsult solution enables primary care physicians to collaborate with a national panel of top telehealth specialists on patient care plans—within 24 hours. AristaMD’s eConsult platform consistently replaces the need for more than 70 percent of in-person specialty visits and significantly influences care plans >90 percent of the time.
Empowering PCPs to treat low acuity patients with the guidance of a virtual specialist, via telehealth solution, avoids unnecessary in-person referrals and improves patient wait times while improving health system quality metrics and patient satisfaction.
With AristaMD, adopting an eConsult solution is simple and can be done quickly. Designed to seamlessly integrate into clinical workflows, the platform allows payers and providers to quickly and cost-effectively launch specialist eConsults.
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