What Is Telehealth?-By Charles Alexander, DPT, PT
by ksumner, May 1, 2020
What is Telehealth?
With current circumstances and issues arising due to the shelter in place order, certain measures have been taken to ensure proper continued services in the medical field. One such service includes the use of what is called Telehealth.
Telehealth options include communication via telephone and/or use of other means of communication through technology. An example many people may be familiar with is video conferencing with friends or family through skype or facetime. The difference with use of these services with the medical field is that the services are provided through a secure patient portal.
Telehealth can be used in four distinct ways.
- Live: two way communication between a healthcare provider and patient that occurs in real time.
- Store and forward: use of technology to communicate patient health information to clinicians that can be viewed and assessed by providers outside of real-time.
- Remote patient monitoring: use of technology to monitor patient health information (HR, BP, blood glucose, etc.) that is communicated to another location for use of care and support.
- Mobile health: use of mobile devices to communicate health information, education, and health practices.
Means of use of telehealth here at Burch Physical Therapy will primarily focus on live services or store and forward services. For more information you can refer to the video below or the provided link:
Direct to Consumer Telehealth Visits
These videos are used with permission from the State of Hawaii Department of Health Genomics Section and Western States Regional Genetics Network (UH7MC30774-01-00).
We are currently accepting patients who wish to use telehealth options through the KEET platform. If interested please contact the clinic at (530) 226-9242 or send a message through the KEET platform.
What is Telehealth? (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.caltrc.org/telehealth/what-is-telehealth/