The Fundamentals of Telehealth for COVID-19
The recent novel coronavirus outbreak has cemented the fundamental nature of Telehealth in our health care system. It has quickly proven to be a lifesaving innovation in health care technology and many providers are making sure they facilitate their patients with TeleHealth services for continued, safe provision of health care.
The federal government has already expanded on the concept of TeleHealth services, deeming it to be the perfect tool in the face of COVID – 19. Tele-Health succeeds in the practice of healthcare provision by implementing the principals of social distancing and isolation, both of which are important to decimate the super contagious virus.
Telehealth provides patients with the tool to consult with their doctors from the comfort of their respective abodes. It allows for face to face communication without compromising on the concept of physical distancing.
Apart from social distancing, TELEHEALTH also offers the following benefits to both providers and patients.
The Benefits of Telehealth include:
- • Making Healthcare accessible for rural and isolated communities.
- • Access to behavioral and other medical specialists
- • Making services available for communities and people with limited mobility, or transportation options
- • Improved communication between doctors and patients
- • Improved self-management of health care practice
For many traditional health care professionals, Telehealth is still uncharted territory. Venturing into something this unknown to them can seem intimidating. However, most TeleHealth services today are easy to use and can be implemented with only minor level training.
As of now, there are no legal certifications required by practitioners to provide TeleHealth services to their clients. However, there are many professional behavioral health associations that demand some level of competence in the part of providers to better implement the new service.
As some states are relaxing licensing requirements, that is not the case with all states. Be sure to check with your local licensing boards on the formalities and rules that apply to your practice. Make sure that telehealth and cross-state services are covered under your policy before rendering the service.
DENmaar’s TeleHealth Services
At DENmaar, our telehealth solution offers both patients and providers with a communication technology that allows the access and management of health care services from homes of patients or the practices of doctors. This teleconferencing feature allows practitioners to attend to their patients, on their computer screens, where-in they can consult and serve their clients without having to make them wait in their clinics or making them transit long distances.
All you have to do to access our feature, whether you are a provider or patient, is to sign up to our app and avail our telepsych feature.
Telehealth for Patients
Our telehealth feature offers patients with the following benefits
- • Easy communication with doctors and nurses online
- • Prescription refill requests
- • Schedule appointments
- • Review Test Results
Telehealth for Providers
- • Counseling Patients Online
- • Provide healthcare advice and services in remote and rural areas
- • Schedule appointment or post-appointment reminders
- • Review and deliver test results