What is the difference between Telehealth and telehealth?

Sometimes people use the term Telehealth to mean the same thing as telehealth. Telehealth is a broader term. It includes Telehealth. But it also includes things like training for health care providers, health care administrative meetings, and services provided by pharmacists and social workers.

Some of the benefits of telehealth include:

  • Getting care at home, especially for people who can't easily get to their providers' offices
  • Getting care from a specialist who is not close by
  • Getting care after office hours
  • More communication with your providers
  • Better communication and coordination between health care providers
  • More support for people who are managing their health conditions, especially chronic conditions such as diabetes
  • Lower cost, since virtual visits may be cheaper than in-person visits

Advantages of Telehealth

There are several advantages to Telehealth. One of the biggest is it gives you access to specialists and information that you might not readily have access to otherwise. During a Telehealth consultation, you usually have a chance to tell the doctor about your medical history and ask questions. In turn, the specialist can ask you questions directly.

This Telehealth setup is better than trying to relay information to your doctor or nurse, and then having them relay the message. The specialist can hear the sound of your cough or see your swollen eyes. You can hear firsthand about your diagnosis and treatment options. Telehealth is considered a regular healthcare service. In most cases, it should be billable to your health care insurance without issue.