Telehealth refers to how health care providers can use technology to provide care
and services. It includes live video visits (telemedicine), text reminders, educational
videos, online food logs, patient portals, and online results from tests (for example,
lab tests or radiology tests).
Easily follow up with specialists (for example, after surgery).
See medical specialists who are far away.
Health care providers can:
Share medical information with patients via devices such as blood-glucose readings.
Help people who live in rural or isolated communities get medical care.
What Kind of Problems Can Use a Video Visit?
Video visits are also called telemedicine visits, virtual visits, or online visits.
During video visits, health care providers see and talk to patients and caregivers
through a mobile device, computer, or tablet.