What is telehealth?
Telehealth is the delivery of health care services and health care related information using not in person methods of communication between patients and healthcare providers. It also sometimes encompasses healthcare providers exchanging information between themselves to enhance patient care and/or access to additional healthcare services. This may be done via utilization of several different technologies […]
Why Should I use Telehealth?
It is not always easy or convenient for our patients to travel to get help for their health care needs. The purpose of telehealth is to improve the opportunity to receive healthcare, when appropriate, in the most convenient and accessible way possible. Telehealth is another option for the receipt of care. The benefits of telehealth […]
How common is telehealth?
Around the world, millions of patients use telehealth to receive care, monitor their health status signs, continue and modify treatment regimens, learn more about their and their loved one’s conditions and, hopefully, stay out of offices, hospitals and emergency rooms. Over half of all Maryland hospitals, and many clinics ,now use some form of telehealth. […]
Is telehealth safe?
Telehealth is a safe and an effective way to extend the delivery of health care. It may not be appropriate for ALL clinical situations and a medical professional can help you determine if telehealth is appropriate for you. Guidelines exist for telehealth to ensure safety and quality. Clinicians are held to the same standards of […]
Do health plans pay for telehealth services?
Telehealth has made connecting with your provider easy and convenient. You don’t need to leave home and travel to a doctor’s office to talk with your provider. As this option for care is getting more popular, you might wonder what your insurance covers when it comes to virtual options. Many insurance plans now cover: Virtual […]