As the world dives further and further into technology and depends less and less on paper trail and brick-and-mortar customer service, businesses must think ahead and find ways to digitally and virtually provide their services. Granted, some businesses cannot go 100% online with their services, one can’t deny it’s a critical part of today’s society. The world anticipates and relies on the newest advances in technology; take the iPhone, for instance. Consumers stand in line for hours, even days to get the newest “en vogue” i-technology only to have an “outdated” phone months later. This speaks volumes to the fact consumers expect and anticipate new technical advances. At Alpha Telehealth, we have embraced this fact and focus on being tomorrow’s healthcare today, meaning we are innovating the way the world views and uses healthcare.
what is telehealth?
First of all, we must establish what telehealth services are. Defined by the Health Resources and Services Administration, telehealth is the use of electronic information and telecommunication technologies to support long-distance clinical health care, patient and professional health-related education, public health and health administration. Technologies include videoconferencing, the internet, store-and-forward imaging, streaming media, and terrestrial and wireless communications, therefore allowing you to stay at home and still receive the level of care you need to live independently.
Telehealth is all about communication. Telehealth is a way to close the gap between you, the patient, and the medical system you have to be in contact with on a regular basis. Bringing you closer to the experts, telehealth allows you to save the time and money you’d be spending on travel to the doctor’s office by staying at home.
what the future holds
So much has changed in regards to healthcare in the last few years. Now that Americans have several options when it comes to medical insurance, they now have as many options when it comes to choosing a way to receive their treatment. Consumers and companies alike are just beginning to understand and participate in telehealth services, leaving much room for growth and opportunity.
As we move toward a world that relies more and more on information and services literally at their fingertips, the healthcare system must move right along with them and follow and implement all the latest advancements to cater to the needs of its customers. It’s no secret that technology is improving and changing every day, so as technologies advance, so will telehealth. The future holds better communication, better efficiency when it comes to health administration, advanced alternative health resources and services, and ultimately less time and money on spent on healthcare.
Still confused about telehealth? If you still have questions about what telehealth is, we’re here to help! Give Alpha Telehealth a call at (513) 321-3600 and we’d be happy to answer any questions you have.