Telehealth provides online communication mediums to record and manage health optimally. The various specialties in telehealth include a mobile application, software, and other online facilities to promote patient treatment and care. Studies prove the potential of telehealth in improving the quality of healthcare as it addresses the social determinants of health, reduces the risk of hospitalization and improves the quality of life. UCF provides Telehealth services in all fields of medicine to treat patients with curative, preventive, rehabilitative, and palliative care and maintains advanced technologies to promote it. Our comprehensive telehealth programs focus on improving access to healthcare for all, including the medically underserved communities in remote areas.
The scope of telehealth is rapidly expanding, and UCF is making various telehealth services available. The objectives of telehealth are in line with UCF vision to make healthcare accessible for those who live in isolated or far flung areas.
Telehealth uses communication and information technologies, such as mobile devices and computers, to remotely access healthcare services to manage health. Telehealth connects the patient with a medical provider to investigate the health issue, provide consultation and prescribe medication. It’s not only beneficial for patients, but it also helps the doctor to support or improve the health of communities at large without compromising the quality of care.
We use telehealth to provide remote consultations to patients. This saves their time and expense of travel, and readily gets them healthcare anytime 24/7. The medications, followup instructions are communicated by the doctors online. We also guide them about self-management of their health during and after treatment. Telehealth supports contact of doctors with the specialists to get their input in patient diagnosis and treatment. The doctor may send X-rays, test results, medical history of the patient, and exam notes to the specialist to receive further recommendations. The scans, medical imaging, such as MRI, ultrasound, or CT scans are shared online.
UCF Texas provides many telehealth services such as:
Telehealth has a broader scope: it refers to remote clinical and non-clinical services, whereas telemedicine only refers to remote clinical services. The non-clinical services include administrative meetings, health education services, remote blood pressure monitoring, ECG, or vital signs, remote patient-doctor consultations, and provider training.
Yes, medical apps need FDA approval if they are operated as a medical tool.