Telehealth: Health care at a distance

Telehealth or telemedicine is today’s requirement and the future of health care.

We have all been using telehealth for decades, without realising it. Tele- simply means – at a distance.

Let me tell you how this works- 

  • These days your blood reports, x-ray results etc. are Emailed to you. This is telehealth in its simplest form.
  • Sometimes you call your doctor to get an opinion on your condition that is still telehealth using Telephone as the medium.
  • But as we all know there is nothing like a face-to-face meeting, which is why we have added Video to your traditional phone or email consults. This not only ensures you get the right treatment and reassurance from your doctor who you can see on the screen, but also saves you time, money and energy. 

There is evidence around patients finding video consults to be more effective and personalised than an in-person visit to the hospital or clinic, where a patient is usually lost.

CEO of the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) Mr.Jonathan Linkous says “If you had neurophysiologic monitoring during surgery, there’s a 90 percent chance it was done remotely”.

We at DFH have designed an easy to use video consulting service, which delivers doctor’s appointments to YOU, anywhere and anytime. All you need to do is register using your phone or email and get access to a certified specialists and GP’s, at a minimal cost.