The World Health Organization (WHO) defines Telehealth as, “The delivery of healthcare services, where distance is a critical factor, by all healthcare professionals using information and communication technologies for the exchange of valid information for diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease and injuries, research and evaluation and for the continuing education of healthcare providers, all in the interests of advancing the health of individuals and their communities.” Today, the explosion of interest in telemedicine over the past five years makes it appear as a relatively new use of telecommunications technology. The truth is that telemedicine has been in use in some form or the other for over a decade.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, some U.S. hospitals and health systems have rolled out free or discounted Telehealth services to help patients stay home and practice social distancing. This, along with the relaxed federal, state, and insurance regulations, has contributed to massive surges in Telehealth visits at several hospitals. Facilitating communication and information sharing among providers, Telehealth providers allow interactive teleconferencing between multidisciplinary care teams to suggest a diagnosis of radiology images, medical reports, and records. Besides, Telehealth includes numerous routes of delivery, including “patient consultations via video conferencing, transmitting still images, e-health with patient portals, remote monitoring of vital signs, continual medical education, consumer-focused wireless applications and patient engagement, e-mail, text messaging, remote data capture, and surgical training. The enlisted organizations are transforming the Telehealth arena at the convergence of several disruptive technologies. Additionally, the magazine also comprises insights from thought leaders in the sector on the industry trends, best practices, recent innovations, and their advice for the aspiring CIOs.
We present you MD Tech Review’s, “Top 10 Remote and TeleHealth Solution Providers - 2020.”