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How Telehealth Supports Pediatrics

The current generation of children and young adults have never lived in a world without digital communication technologies. Despite debates of whether this is healthy or not, there is no doubt that they are knowledgeable in and comfortable with the use of digital devices. Because of this, the concept of digitally interacting with a healthcare provider may not be such an unwelcome idea. Telehealth solutions provide live interactive video and audio on digital devices such as computers, tablets, and mobile phones, that can replace difficult visits to hospitals that may not be necessary.

Although an in-person visit to a pediatrician’s office is best for children, especially if it is the first consultation, telehealth is a great alternative for those who can’t make the trip. Telehealth solutions let parents and caretakers that live miles away from the city have access to pediatric specialists.

There are many things healthcare providers should keep in mind when using telehealth for treating children. First and foremost, is ensuring that the child is assisted by their guardian and making sure that information is being properly communicated. Healthcare providers should have clear guides and a checklist on whether the child requires converting to an in-person visit. Healthcare providers should make sure that the telehealth solution they are using is private and secure to protect patient information. In the case where the physician providing the telehealth service is not the child’s usual pediatrician, after the visit, they should make sure to ask for permission to share information about the consultation to their primary pediatrician to ensure better continuity of care.

Global Telehealth Exchange (GTHE) is a secure and HIPAA compliant solution that can assist pediatricians with treating and monitoring their patients securely. With access to pediatricians worldwide, and the ability to securely share information, patients using GTHE will have no problems getting the help they need from anywhere in the world. Having all this information in one place can help healthcare providers to diagnose and advise treatment options more efficiently. General practitioners and specialists using GTHE can easily make referrals or share documentation when needed.

Parents and guardians can easily find both general practitioners and pediatric specialists through GTHE search functions. GTHE has functions that will assist pediatricians in treating their patients and providing continuity of care. Using the “How Are You Feeling Today” (HAYFT) Card allows them to easily check in on their patients’ well-being. The HAYFT Card is a comprehensive feedback tool that allows pediatricians to stay in touch and, more importantly, build a relationship with their patients.

GTHE offers many benefits to healthcare providers including:

With GTHE, healthcare providers can connect with their patients seamlessly and provide a better remote standard of care. If you want to expand your medical practice without investing in expensive software, visit the GTHE website and sign up now.

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