Telehealth services allow patients and other individuals to remotely seek expert medical advice from doctors and other healthcare workers. You do not have to move out of your home and visit a clinic only to get an expert opinion on your medical issue. This interaction can be held by phone, messaging or videoconferencing. Different telemedicine options are available. You can talk to your doctor over the phone or through video chat. Both parties can send messages, emails and files to each other through the secure online video communication system.
The technology has advanced in this field and now different types of health parameters can be monitored in real time by the doctors. They do not need the patient to be physically present in their clinic or hospital. Simple devices attached to the body of the patient provide several details about health and physical conditions of the person. Doctors can monitor the patient remotely with this technological solution. They can check vital signs of the patient in real-time without visiting the patient or inviting the patient to the clinic.