Telehealth has come a long way since the beginning of the pandemic in 2020. In 2022, care providers regularly have video conference meetings with patients over the Internet to discuss concerns and give advice. The infrastructure to support this has vastly improved.
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How many times have you heard it said that the internet has transformed modern life? Indeed, it’s probably changed how you stay in touch with family and friends, purchase goods and services, and even search for information about health problems.
A variety of telehealth tools are available to help you manage your health care and receive the services you need. Are you taking advantage of them?
What is telehealth?
Telehealth is the use of digital information and communication technologies, such as computers and mobile devices, to access health care services remotely and manage your health care. These may be technologies you use from home or that your doctor uses to improve or support health care services.
The goals of Telehealth, also called e-health or m-health (mobile health), include the following:
• Make health care accessible to people who live in rural or isolated communities.
• Make services more readily available or convenient for people with limited mobility, time, or transportation options.
• Provide access to medical specialists.
• Improve communication and coordination of care among members of a health care team and a patient.
• Provide support for self-management of health care.
• Make healthcare safely accessible to patients vulnerable to COVID-19 who wish to limit their exposure to the virus
“In line with the comments of the Mayo Clinic above, the Institute of Functional Neuroscience has launched a home-based treatment program that takes advantage of the technology available to us today to allow neuroplasticity restructuring therapy to be performed under the supervision of an IFN clinician in the comfort and safety of your own home” stated Dr Beck, the Executive director of the Institute of Functional Neuroscience. “The program has been in development for over a year, and we have sourced the equipment, developed an instructional video for patients and provided the necessary training to our clinicians to allow our therapy to be implemented at home with confidence that you will be receiving the best home-based therapy available anywhere in the world.”
For more information about our home-based therapy option please contact us on 618 6254 2282 or [email protected].
This article is a modified version of Telehealth: technology meets health care published by the Mayo Clinic (https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/consumer-health/in-depth/telehealth/art-20044878)