Telehealth is the use of digital information and communication technologies, such as computers and mobile devices, to access health care services remotely and manage your health care. These may be technologies you use from home or that your doctor uses to improve or support health care services.
The following examples of telehealth services may be beneficial for your health care:
- Patient Portal
- Virtual Appointments
- Remote Monitoring
- Doctors talking to Doctors
- Personal health records
- Personal health apps
While telehealth has potential for better coordinated care, it also runs the risk of fragmenting health care. Fragmented care may lead to gaps in care, overuse of medical care, inappropriate use of medications, or unnecessary or overlapping care. Also, some people who would benefit most from improved access to care may be limited because of regional internet availability or the cost of mobile devices.