The Future of Telehealth is looking bright in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Adopting innovative technology acts as a driving force for clinicians to deliver quality healthcare and ensure patient safety. The expansion of healthcare technology in the last 20 years has opened up several new areas of medical support and intervention. With the exponential rise in the use of technology in health services, the secure storage of data, information sharing and rapid analysis of patient records, health outcomes have significantly improved. Telehealth is a lifesaving technology that assists the providers, medically trained staff and patients alike to improve accessibility and speed of diagnosis and support, which improves the overall patient’s quality of life. Currently, the applications of telehealth are rapidly evolving, focusing on the growth of portable medical equipment, and sophisticated telehealth devices capable of measuring vital signs or performing a health scan of the patient in the home, without the need for a highly trained clinician to be present.
Telemedicine or telehealth devices provide rapid, live consultations and health management of patients, ideal for those without adequate access to specialised health services. These patients can successfully connect with their desired healthcare specialist through the use of video conferencing, and they are also able to be examined by any authorised health professional by use of an integrated medical camera and peripherals. The captured images, videos and observations can be transferred to a specialist via a video connection, ideal for remote diagnosis, or the data may also be saved in the encrypted built-in storage drive for future use.
Particularly during the recent Covid-19 pandemic, these latest telehealth solutions are providing new opportunities to rapidly evolve from the traditional healthcare system due to the advancement in technologies. A related article about the future of healthcare was recently published by Fluffy Spider Technologies, Australia.
Devices like the ProEX Telehealth Hub are designed to fit a wide range of use cases and are already one step ahead in the game of new telehealth technology innovations.
With so many sectors such as aged care and the Royal Flying Doctors Service striving to provide timely healthcare, telehealth technology brings an immense advantage to those in need for fast access to a Healthcare Professional and/or a specialist. However, there are obstacles that need to be addressed such as data privacy and software security. A more detailed overview on this can be found in another article by Fluffy Spider Technologies, here. Focussing on the future of telehealth technology we are exploring the need for improved patient outcomes and reduce overall cost to the healthcare system.