Post Date: February 25, 2015

More than 20 million new Obamacare and Medicaid patients are provoking the use of telemedicine and telehealth. Community clinics are becoming aware of this and many have already taken initial steps in incorporating these health care practices.

Times are changing and whether some people accept it or not new advancements in technology have allowed things like telemedicine and telehealth to be considered for health maintenance. Most physicians have already begun to implement telehealth and telemedicine in their health care practices and by the look of things they are having some success with it.

Telehealth and telemedicine are great for everybody but specifically elderly people. Elders tend to get sick more and usually have more health problems then younger people. Regular checkups become more convenient for elders because they don’t have to leave their house, they can get checked up at the comfort of their home. The country needs more doctors and practitioners.

There are some people who believe that a large number of doctors across the country will diminish by the year 2025. Medicaid patients need more doctors. It’s becoming more difficult to set up appointments with doctors and health care specialists. Sometimes it can go from a few weeks to a few months.

Telehealth could make the experience and expenditure easier for everybody that’s involved. Specialists can really benefit from this because they can evaluate and consider which patients need to be seen on the spot and those that can be attended from home through the telehealth.

It’s a lot more convenient this way. TeleHealth and telemedicine could be most valuable in maternity and pediatrics. As I previously stated, the biggest overall reason for telehealth is its convenience. It allows doctors to treat the most ill patients at the actual clinics while those are less sick can stick to telehealth. Telemedicine and telehealth will surely make their presence felt in the upcoming days, months, and years.