What is Telehealth?

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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
  • Diabetes
  • 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.