With so much variation in the healthcare delivery system, most of the providers are now altering their business models to meet patients’ needs. Rapidly evolving digital healthcare technologies are driving phenomenal growth to healthcare providers, enhancing digital proximity to enable quality care anytime, anywhere in the world. Among all digital healthcare solutions, a HIPAA compliant telemedicine platform is making the most remarkable impact on the healthcare sector with its advanced patient-centric and value-based care solutions.

complete guide to telemedicine
This guide will help you to understand in and out of the telemedicine solution. It has been designed to meet the unmet healthcare needs of the masses.

Telemedicine At A Glance

What is Telemedicine?
Origin and History of Telemedicine
Today’s Telemedicine – Current State
Telemedicine vs. Telehealth
Advantages of Telemedicine
Challenges of Telemedicine
Services Provided by Telemedicine
Telemedicine Delivery Mechanisms
Applications of Telemedicine
Telemedicine Legal and Regulatory Aspects
What Is Telemedicine?
Simply defining the term, telemedicine means healing at a distance with the use of technology to improve patient outcomes. Telemedicine uses digital tools and telecommunication technology to solve medical problems at a distance, as well as enables the opportunity to explore innovative healthcare technologies to improve the quality of care.

According to the American Telemedicine Association,

“Telemedicine is the use of medical information exchanged from one site to another via electronic communications to improve a patient’s clinical health status. Telemedicine includes a growing variety of applications and services using two-way video, email, smartphones, wireless tools, and other forms of telecommunications technology.”

According to WHO,

“The delivery of health care services, where distance is a critical factor, by all health care professionals using information and communication technologies for the exchange of valid information for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease and injuries, research and evaluation, and for the continuing education of health care providers, all in the interests of advancing the health of individuals and their communities.”

Key elements of telemedicine are,

Intending to enhance patient outcomes
Presenting quality and value-based healthcare services
Utilizing Information and Communication Technology
Exploring various digital technologies
Overcoming geographic barriers

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Author's Bio: 

Ritesh Patil is the co-founder of Mobisoft Infotech, leading healthcare software development company in India, USA. He’s an avid blogger, loves innovation, and writes on diverse healthcare application areas. He works with skilled digital health app developers that has delivered innovative mobile applications. He believes in sharing knowledge and has leaned concentration on startups.