Telemedicine is the exchange of medical information from one location to another using digital communication, which improves patient health status.
The real convenience of telemedicine is that patients don’t need a physical visit to get medical advice or treatment.
It is also useful in comparison to the process of waiting to see a doctor or other healthcare provider.
Telemedicine becomes more popular because it has four major benefits:
- Improved access to care
- Improved cost effectiveness
- Improved healthcare quality
- Increased patient demand
Many researchers however agree on the necessity of more scientific studies to highlight the benefits of telemedicine in both physical and economical terms.