Telehealth SystemsMay 25, 2018 in
By this point, you’ve probably heard of telehealth. You know that it involves using telecommunications technology for a range of health services, at a distance. But if you’re a healthcare provider or other health professional who wants to start a telehealth program, you might not know where to start. What kinds of telehealth systems and equipment are required?
Most healthcare professionals and patients already have access to standard telecommunications technology, such as an internet connection, a personal computer, or a telephone. But many telehealth systems available require more than that. Some telehealth providers, for example, require purchase of telemedicine carts, data storage, mobile medical devices, kits, and comprehensive training and support packages.
The best telehealth systems are as intuitive and simple as possible. Here’s an overview of some of the basic elements of many telehealth systems.