Technology and Healthcare. According to the health resource services administration (HRSA), telehealth refers to “the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support long-distance clinical health care, patient and professional health-related education, public health and health administration”.
There are many options for Telehealth, you can talk live to your doctor over your smartphone or video chat, receive and send messages using secure messaging and secure file sharing.
Also, you can use remote monitoring. This is when your doctor can check on you at home without being there. An example is when you use a device to check your vital signs and let your doctor know about your status and progress.