Telehealth provides equal access to healthcare in rural locations.
People living in towns, communities and isolated locations have limited access to services, due to geography, time, and distance factors. The addition of telehealth services can improve access to healthcare for these communities.
By incorporating a telehealth solution, rural and remote communities can have flexible, convenient access to healthcare. Services may also facilitate the upskilling of rural health generalists, community health workers, nurses, parents, and educators by connecting them to specialists in urban areas.
Visionflex’s telehealth devices capture high-quality images, videos, and patient vitals, and connect with specialists via video conference. This data and ability to collaborate with experts provides faster access to healthcare services and improves access to services resulting in a more accurate and timely diagnosis.
Benefits for patients and rural hospitals
Telehealth services can help deliver health services to patients in regional communities reducing the need for travel, providing timely access to services and specialists and supporting those with chronic conditions to manage their health.
Rural hospitals can utilise telehealth to educate, train and support healthcare workers on location, as well as provide services at lower costs on-site rather than transporting patients elsewhere.
Telehealth services can assist healthcare systems, organisations and providers expand access to, and improve the quality of, rural healthcare.