More and more medical facilities are investing in telehealth services, such as applications that provide the elderly with access to emergency care, improve chronic disease monitoring, and enhance diagnostics.
But before widespread adoption, it is important to understand the implications of telehealth on provider-patient relationships, considering the majority of seniors have not been involved with health and wellness initiatives beyond the standard office visit.
However, with greater access to patients’ behavioural and social well-being information, health care providers have a greater opportunity to influence their patients’ health positively.
I believe we should also think ahead of time and consider possible concerns of such medtech integration. For example, we must navigate a way for providers to ensure competence and patient data security before telehealth services extend widely across the medical care sector.
So what can healthcare institutions and health tech providers do to cooperate efficiently? Check out the article below to find out.