Our society values the anytime, anywhere convenience of accessing health informations and care.
Telehealth pharmacy plays an important role improving patient outcome and continues the mission to provide a seamless, digital health experience.
Telehealth pharmacy delivers a remote healthcare delivery service to you without leaving your home or work.
Telehealth pharmacy unlocks patient access to affordable and convenient care through one secure platform.
No one needs to leave work or stay in long pharmacy lines, no one needs to leave home, no one needs to be around sick people spending time in waiting areas. Simply call or login and visit your pharmacist live.
Whether you are retired, a student or large family, we are here to help your healthcare needs from wherever you are
Why is telehealth important for rural providers?
There are many forms of telehealth – an important aspect of health IT. These include live-interactive videoconferencing, remote monitoring, store-and-forward imaging, and provider education. Many different types of care settings can benefit from telehealth technology, including rural providers. Telehealth can help rural providers deliver better health care by connecting rural providers and their patients to services at distant sites and promoting patient-centered health care.
Connecting Providers and Patients
Telehealth connects rural providers and their patients to services at a distant site. This capability enables patients to receive care in their communities and avoid long travel times. Given the shortage of some medical specialties in rural America,1,2 telehealth will play an important role in ensuring patients in rural communities can access the care they need. For example, imagine a rural primary care provider (PCP) needs to refer a patient to a Stroke Specialist in an area where no such specialists practice. With telehealth, the PCP may be able to leverage telecommunications technologies to connect the patient with a specialist at a remote site instead of asking the patient to travel to another community to obtain care.
Promoting Patient-Centered Health Care
Telecommunication technologies include:
- Video conferencing
- The internet
- Store-and-forward imaging
- Streaming media
- Terrestrial and wireless communications
Telehealth differs from telemedicine because it encompasses a broader scope of remote health care services. Telemedicine refers specifically to remote clinical services. Telehealth, in addition to clinical services, includes remote non-clinical services, such as:
- Clinician training
- Administrative meetings
- Continuing medical education
Although people often use telemedicine and telehealth interchangeably, telemedicine refers specifically to interactive health communications with clinicians on both “ends” of the exchange. For example, telemedicine allows you to:
- Video conference Grand Rounds
- Transmit X-rays between radiologists
- Help a remote practitioner present a patient to a specialist for consultation