Infographic: Telehealth Powers Population Health Management
Healthcare is hanging up land lines and plugging into videoconferencing, virtual visits and smartphones to fortify care management and expand reach to remote and vulnerable populations, according to 2013 market data from the Healthcare Intelligence Network.
Telehealth, also known as telemedicine, is the remote provision of health care services enabled by technology. A continuum of successful telehealth applications have been demonstrated over the last twenty years, ranging from the transmission of digital photographs and patient histories for diagnostic consultation, to remote monitoring of physiologic data for chronic disease management, to interactive patient physical examination using medical video endoscopes and ultrasound over high-definition videoconferencing links. The common tie among these varied applications is that technology is used to improve access to health care services independent of geography.
The telehealth in population health management infographic is excerpted from 2013 Healthcare Benchmarks: Telehealth and Telemedicine and was produced by The Healthcare Intelligence Network.