Health Services

Benefits Of Specialty Telehealth Services


Specialty Telehealth Services are beneficial to patients, especially older adults with complex health care needs. Older people are the fastest-growing group of telehealth users in Canada and the United States, which reflects how rapidly seniors want to remain independent at home. Using telephone or videoconference technologies that allow their doctor to see them while they talk provides peace of mind for many patients, especially those who live alone or far away from medical services.

Patients find these consultations convenient because they don’t have to travel to the doctor’s office, frees up time for doctors so they can see more patients each day, and clearly saves public healthcare dollars since fewer beds are needed in local hospitals when you reduce demand by serving patients better outside hospitals. The use of Specialty Telehealth Services produces a preventative rather than reactive health care approach which is more cost-efficient and humane.