Why “TeleHealth” Really Doesn’t Help Those in Need
Telehealth” uses technology to help people who need health care live more independently at home. It is a product of the modernizing world of medicine. A new study has found, though, that it doesn’t really improve quality of life or psychological outlooks of certain patients.
An example of how telehealth works is that the patient can take her own blood pressure or blood glucose levels. Then she can electronically send them to the doctor, thereby reducing the need to visit the clinic as often. When people have chronic health conditions, such regular monitoring is important.