What are the Pros and Cons to telehealth?
How will you approach and perform a telehealth assessment?
What are the limits to telehealth?
What is the difference between the provider’s need for a successful telehealth visit versus the Patient’s perspective?
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Telehealth refers to the use of telecommunication and information technologies to provide healthcare services remotely.
Pros of telehealth include:
Increased access to healthcare for patients in remote or underserved areas
Convenience and flexibility for patients who may have difficulty traveling to a healthcare provider
Reduced costs for both patients and healthcare providers
Improved continuity of care for patients with chronic conditions
Cons of telehealth include:
Limited ability to perform physical examinations
Difficulty in building and maintaining patient-provider relationships
Lack of privacy and security for sensitive patient information
Limited reimbursement for telehealth services
To perform a telehealth assessment, a healthcare provider would first conduct an initial evaluation to determine the patient’s suitability for telehealth. This would involve assessing the patient’s medical history, current symptoms, and the availability of technology for the patient to use. The provider would then conduct the assessment using telecommunication technology, such as video conferencing, and provide any necessary treatment or referral.
Limits to telehealth include the need for proper technology, internet connection and technical skill, as well as the lack of hands-on examination. Also, not all conditions or treatments can be done through telehealth, and some patient may require in-person visit.
From the provider’s perspective, a successful telehealth visit would involve accurate diagnosis, appropriate treatment, and follow-up care. From the patient’s perspective, a successful telehealth visit would involve ease of access, convenience, and effective communication with the provider.

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