Telehealth is the use of telecommunication devices such as computers and mobile devices to access healthcare services remotely. Telehealth revolves around the idea of providing remote medical facilities to those managing their health outside of physical healthcare spaces. So far telehealth relied solely on doctor-patient communication, but with the advent of wearable technology, telehealth is also advancing.
With data being sent from wearable technologies doctors can now not only ask the patient about their symptoms over the call or video chat, but also see patient information like blood pressure, heartbeat, and other measures to make more informed decisions about diagnosis and treatment.
The field of telehealth relies on the use of technology to bridge the gap between healthcare practitioners and patients who are unable to visit a doctor. But a doctor can only guess the condition of a patient without data such as blood pressure, body temperature, and others to back it up; that’s where wearable technology comes in.