Telemedicine primarily refers to the practice of caring for patients remotely when the doctor/provider and patient are not physically present with each other. Modern technology has enabled doctors to provide remote care to patients either via Video-chat or a phone call.
Video chat has been primarily become mainstream due to the advance of smart phones and cheaper data rates. Telemedicine has become a primary tool for providing convenient medical care. Today patients in this connected world do not like to wait in waiting rooms instead they seek immediate care.
Telemedicine has seen huge adoption in developed countries like US and UK, in India also telemedicine is gaining traction and is being used in rural areas while urban areas also have seen adoption, in India, we are just starting and Telemedicine can be one of the tools to address its health woes.
Patients today are using key health vitals tracking apps like Heallify, which helps them to track their vitals like Blood sugar, Blood Pressure, Urea, Creatinine etc. This information can be accessed by doctors and can help them for medical diagnosis during Video Consultation.
Telemedicine can be used to various conditions like
• Allergies
• Asthama
• Cold and Flu
• Diarheoa.
• Infections
• Insect Bites
• Pharyngitis
• Conjunctivitis
• Rashes
• Respiratory Infections
• Sinusitis
• Skin Inflammations
• Cellulitis
• Sore Throats
• Sprains & Strains
• Bladder Infections
• UTIs
Sports Injuries
• Vomiting
Telemedicine brings various benefits to healthcare providers.
Attract and Retain Patients
Hospitals need to attract new and retain existing patients to improve the revenues. Telemedicine helps to provide better healthcare experience, by providing high satisfaction, continuing patient engagement remotely for chronic care like Diabetes and Hypertension which can be managed in remote care by continuous monitoring.
Reduced Costs and improve profitability
One of the major burden hospitals have today is to reduce costs, one way to do is to see more patients by the doctors. Telemedicine allows doctors to see more patients. The hospital can improve their outreach to rural areas or semi-urban areas hospitals and see more patients. When patient enter hospital premises even for minor issues it eats up resources from administrative to logistics, telemedicine can help to address those patients with minor issues.
Reduce Readmission
Hospitals can reduce readmission using telemedicine by providing remote care. Readmission comes with huge cost today to hospitals as well as payers.

Heallify Telemedicine provides healthcare providers to adopt telemedicine in private clinic settings or large hospitals. Heallify telemedicine comes with secure and 99% uptime and with inbuilt integration with Heallify EHR and practice management platform.
Heallify enables providers to give e-prescription and ability to pay faster. Patient pays first and then can schedule a teleconsultation visit.
Heallify Telemedicine is also integrated with AI based symptom checker platform “AVA” which helps patients to understand symptoms and can help to schedule a teleconsultation.
Heallify helps hospitals and practices with the custom solution to be integrated with hospital EHR system.

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