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How Telehealth Supports Specialties: Pulmonology

Pulmonology, also referred to as Pneumology, is a field of medical speciality that focuses on the respiratory tract and diseases that effect it. These diseases include, but aren’t limited to, asthma, lung cancer, tuberculosis, and occupational lung disease. In addition, pulmonologists specialize in critical care, often in emergency departments, because sudden onset of respiratory tract complications are incredibly dangerous. Pulmonary issues can be as simple as shortness of breath to intense complications such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) or pneumonia.

Telehealth provides a viable option for pulmonologists for treating patients suffering from chronic respiratory diseases. Disorders such as COPD, pneumonia, and asthma often require repeated visits for treatment and continued care. Telehealth allows pulmonologists to see more patients in a shorter amount of time by eliminating travel and wait times for their patients. This has an additional positive effect on patients in that many pulmonary diseases cause discomfort and make it difficult to travel. With telehealth, patients can have a virtual consultation from the comforts of their own home. This is especially a godsend for patients who live in rural areas or live incredibly busy lives and can’t afford the to take time off.

Pulmonologists can use telehealth for consultations that focus on preventative measures for in-patient situations as well. Being able to conveniently stabilize pulmonary issues prior to them becoming significant or being able to get accurate and quick diagnostics can lead to lower the number of necessary intubations. By being in touch with the patient and being able to easily get information before in-patient consultations can help to streamline the treatment process making patient care flow more efficiently.

Global Telehealth Exchange (GTHE) is a state-of-the-art telehealth solution that encompasses many aspects of the healthcare journey. It is HIPAA-compliant, secure, and provides worldwide access to healthcare. With access to healthcare professionals globally, and the ability to securely share information, patients using GTHE will have no problems in getting the help they need from anywhere in the world. Meanwhile, healthcare providers have greater access to other specialties for referrals if the need arises. And, as many specialties require better or quicker communication channels, having easy access to full medical records, which in full control of the patient, 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.

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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