Telehealth describes health services provided via communications technology, including information, education, case management, and clinical services. Telemedicine began over four decades ago, originally to serve remote rural communities and clients with mobility restrictions.
The term telemedicine refers to clinical services provided remotely via phone or internet, now including a variety of teleconferencing and video streaming technologies. Clients who would have to travel hours or days to reach a clinic, whether in the Yukon or on a Pacific island, could use technology to reach out to doctors and clinicians for the services they need.
What is Telehealth?
Whether you are on Maui or Moloka‘i, in Hana, we can meet your health and therapeutic needs via internet or phone. You receive the care you need when and where you choose.
As communication technology has blossomed, clinical options have expanded to reach clients including those with physical mobility restrictions, those for whom leaving their house is a daunting prospect, or even business executives without time to visit a clinic. Mindful Living Group provides both telehealth resources and telemedicine clinical services, with telemedicine services provided over secure systems and servers. Telemedicine allows clinicians to meet you on your terms wherever you need to be, safely and conveniently.
Cost and Efficiency
Telemedicine reduces costs throughout the healthcare industry and its many processes. Chronic illness management and routine consultations can be done without tying up office space and staff can be utilized more effectively where and when they are needed.
Telemedicine eliminates travel time and expense and reduces hospital stays by allowing patients to recuperate at home while maintaining close contact with providers. All of these benefits reduce stresses on an overburdened health system, allowing care resources to be focused where they are needed most.
Telehealth and telemedicine are monitored and evaluated by national and state agencies along with insurance companies for effectiveness, safety, and efficiency. A constant stream of research studies show that these services are at least as effective as traditional forms of delivery and, in some cases, may lead to better outcomes for clients and patients.
Mindful Living Group is dedicated to providing top-quality services to all of our clients, whether on site or via distance communication. Let us know if you have questions about telehealth or about how these services might benefit you. We are happy to help you find the best services to fit your needs.