Healthcare providers are coming under increasing pressure to improve the quality of care delivered to patients while at the same time decreasing the cost. TeleHealth has the potential to address some of the pressing issues facing healthcare delivery in our country.
As the population ages and chronic disease explodes, the healthcare delivery system will be forced to treat larger numbers of patients with fewer and more limited resources.
A fundamental and comprehensive change in the management and delivery of healthcare is crucial to get the most cost effective and efficient use out of limited healthcare resources. TeleHealth applications and solutions are viable options that can be leveraged to address such pressing healthcare issues.
The main drivers behind expanding the application of TeleHealth include:
- improving healthcare services for all patients, especially in rural areas
- decreasing costs and increase efficiencies
- improving workflow.