The terms “telehealth” and “telemedicine” are often used interchangeably, however, there is a substantial difference between the two. Both of these encompass very similar services, including medical education, e-health patient monitoring, patient consultation via video conferencing, health wireless applications, the transmission of image medical reports and many more. Telemedicine is a subset of telehealth that includes all health services making use of telecommunication technology.
Patients discuss the prescription drug, discuss health history or about any prolonged illness. The choice of doctors depends on the app that you use (as doctors might be registered with different apps based on the availability and commission criteria). Telemedicine or telehealth apps also assist to manage diseases like drug addiction, diabetes, blood pressure, cholesterol etc.
As people expect convenience in healthcare facilities, combined with the unavailability of many overburdened medical professionals (especially primary care providers) have sparked an awakening in the telemedicine companies. Many such telehealthcare companies offer 24/7 medical assistance to patients with an on-call doctor contracted by that company. Others offer hospitals and larger health centers access to extra clinical staff and specialists, for the outsourcing of special cases (followed by many teleradiology companies). Still, other companies provide a telemedicine platform for physicians to use to offer virtual visits with their patients.
Telemedicine app development services provide increased access to care, improves the quality of care delivery (care for patients with both medical and mental health conditions), reduces healthcare costs, enhances traditional face-to-face medicine, improves patient engagement and satisfaction.
Healthcare Service Providers in Telemedicine offer a patient-centric comprehensive package of healthcare (mhealth) and clinical continuum solutions for healthcare organizations, clinicians and doctors to facilitate remote visits with patients, online appointment booking, appointment scheduling, health monitoring, real-time access to health data and much more. They offer Telehealthcare solutions like:
Telehealth apps are based on common video chat technology. Therefore, Telemedicine apps connect patients with doctors who provide consultation through video chat. The choice of doctors depends on the app you are using and the number of physicians registered with it.
Such apps also assist to manage diseases like diabetes, cholesterol, or addiction. The apps also send your prescriptions to chosen pharmacies so that you can pick up your medicines conveniently. These apps also provide help for getting the tests done at selected labs.
A Telemedicine app will always have two sub-apps, one for the patients and the other one for the doctors:
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Telemedicine apps need to comply with these three factors:
Most of the on-demand healthcare service providers follow these three business models:
A Telemedicine app with basic to moderate features must accommodate the following features:
Besides, you have to comply to a set of laws and regulations:
Telehealth and Telemedicine apps have shown to overcome the existing barriers to health services caused by the distance between patient and provider, access to reliable transportation of care due to gaps in time between appointments and lack of available providers. These have to provide remote doctor visits, increase medical service efficiency and monitor health conditions from a distance. Our experts can help you by creating a telemedicine app solution that is robust and customized by following significant security and stringent methods of HIPAA compliant solutions.
Vipin Jain is the Co-Founder and CEO at Konstant Infosolutions and is in charge of marketing, project management, administration and R&D at the company. With his marketing background, Vipin Jain has developed and honed the company’s vision, corporate structure & initiatives and its goals, and brought the company into the current era of success.