What is Telehealth?
Telehealth describes the use of assistive technology to monitor, control or manage your health remotely. It is usually available to patients who’ve been diagnosed with a long term health condition and other people who may also benefit from the service, including those who have:
- High blood pressure
- Breathing problems (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD)
- Heart failure
- Pulmonary Rehabilitation
- Learning Disabilities
- Pressure area care (monitoring, healed and at risk)
- Post Covid support.
How does Telehealth work?
People enter data such as blood pressure and blood glucose levels into a device.
This data is then transmitted to a clinical or non-clinical monitoring service where the patient’s health is monitored and any alerts are addressed by the appropriate service. Telehealth requires people to play a role in understanding and managing their condition and care.