Telehealth

Location is no longer a barrier to a face to face consultation. 

Collaboration technologies including Video Conferencing and TelePresence means you can bring together the right expertise securely in one room, through a virtual environment. And it brings with it a host of other opportunities:

Faster diagnosis

Community doctors and nurses can use smart devices to call on the help of consultants and specialists when they are in the field, allowing them to provide and confirm diagnosis immediately and without the need for a hospital admission In remote locations, TeleHealth can remove barriers of travel and time for the patient High definition TelePresence has been used to provide emergency diagnosis in the case of suspected stroke and heart attacks, where rapid assessment and action are essential not only to limit damage but to save lives.

Build knowledge

Training sessions, information sharing and demonstrations for staff can all be delivered virtually, providing extra support for clinicians and sharing best practice across multiple Trusts.

Support independent living

TeleCare can help patients to manage their own condition where practicable. This might allow people to remain at home rather than become hospitalised Educational opportunities for those managing chronic conditions to take part in more experiential, interactive learning from peers or experts, helping to support independent living.

Psychiatric consultations and ongoing assessment and support for those with Mental Health concerns can take place in a familiar environment, reducing overall stress levels for the patient TeleHealth can also enable sign language communication to take place at a distance.