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Telehealth for the Holiday Season

Some would say that telehealth and telemedicine are solutions that can be tied with the spirit of the holidays. At the core, telehealth is about accessibility and communication when it comes to healthcare. In that way, telehealth can be extremely beneficial to communities and those who are in need. It provides a way to give much needed non-emergency care and education cheaply, remotely, and effectively. Let’s talk about the ways telehealth can carry with it the spirit of the season.

It is well documented that many regions around the world are dealing with an aging population. This means that more and more care is required for the elderly and those who may find it difficult to visit hospitals or clinics regularly to get checked. Being able to consult physicians from the comfort of their home reduces the risk of conditions that may be harmful being missed. But the elderly are not the only group that could benefit from remote healthcare. Telehealth can be used to provide healthcare for the homeless. There are many mobile health volunteers that do their best to help but may not have the specialization to do so, but now they can easily connect with physicians if there is a need to.

As mentioned, the remote healthcare aspect of telehealth makes it easier to reach out to communities that may not be receiving the care or specialists required. Consider the many ghost towns we often hear about or see the ads for $1 houses, often as a result of many of the younger generations moving towards city centers. Those left behind have to either travel a long time to larger hospitals or make do with local clinics that are understaffed and lack any sort of specialists. The key here is that we have a way to provide greater access to healthcare and in the spirit of the season, lend a helping hand to those who need it.

Oh, let’s not forget about healthcare professionals themselves! The holidays can be a very stressful time for them when you consider the long hours as well as the hustle and bustle that may be happening in their home lives during the season. Telehealth can help to alleviate some pressure for them, providing them with some flexibility of when and where they work. They can care better for their patients when they are able to care for themselves. 

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 with the permission 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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