Guide To Telehealth
April 13, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we go about our daily routine. Social distancing has companies coming up with new ways to provide the same level of care and service, but in a newly presented package. At New Hampshire Orthopaedic Center, we have a new solution for patients to see their specialists—whether it’s for a sprained wrist or a knee replacement consultation. Via telehealth, patients can chat with their physician from home through a video connection.
What is telehealth?
“Telehealth” refers to the broad category of electronic telecommunications technologies, including things like smartphone apps, while “telemedicine,” or video visits, are specific to remote doctor-patient services, allowing you to receive health care and services from your provider who is in a different location.
To participate in telemedicine, patients can use Facetime on their device (smart phone or tablet) or GoTo Meeting on their computer. When the appointment time comes, the patient and provider log in and talk to one another over a video connection.