Telehealth technology: How mobility shapes medicine.
Join Hyperion CRO John Harris in discussing telecom’s transformation of healthcare.
As Chief Revenue Officer and Co-Founder of industry-leading mobility master agent, Hyperion Partners, I’ve been immersed in the telecommunications industry for 20+ years. With an extensive wireless background and a specialty in building relationships with healthcare providers, I’ve had a front row seat to the integration of mobility and healthcare known as telehealth. Let’s take a closer look at how telehealth technology can work for you and your business!
What is telehealth?
Telehealth refers to telecommunication’s digital transformation of the healthcare industry’s extensive operations, abilities and processes. The need for telehealth recently skyrocketed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. When patients were incapable of receiving in-person care, many hospitals and other healthcare providers like physical therapy clinics or psychotherapy units turned to telecom for help. However, even if digital medicine seems new to you or your business, telehealth was created long before 2020. The industry has been evolving ever since the digital revolution began.
Telehealth technology allows medical professionals to operate efficiently, orderly and swiftly. With the touch of a button, healthcare providers read patient data, perform tests, order labs and more. Telehealth can even grant patients the ability to receive quality in-home care. The healthcare industry would not be where it is today without telecom’s role in digitizing, expediting and simplifying healthcare operations.
Telehealth vs. Telemedicine
Often times, the terms “telehealth” and “telemedicine” are used interchangeably. However, there is a slight difference between the two. Now that we’ve unpacked telehealth and its origins, we can see a clear distinction.
Telemedicine is actually a sub-category of telehealth. Telemedicine can be defined as healthcare treatments performed via telehealth technology. For example: Patients receiving telemedicine might do rehabilitation over a video chat with their therapist. This specific example is also called telerehabilitation. Wondering why everything has “tele-” as a prefix? The answer is simple.
Without the correct “tele-”com device/solution, digital medicine isn’t possible.
That’s where we step in.
Mobility in medicine
There are four specific ways telecom is revolutionizing the world of healthcare. Each category uniquely benefits the healthcare community and the patients it serves. Overall, when mobility merges with medicine, telehealth technology emerges to drive unmatched efficiency.
Gone are the days of recording patient data by hand or transporting old, bulky, slow equipment from room to room. With telehealth technology, patient’s charts can be housed in the palm of a nurse’s hand allowing for maximum efficiency and convenience.
Click here to learn about how Hyperion took clunky, expensive healthcare work carts and consolidated every piece of technology onto a single, hand-held device for nurses!
In order to provide high-quality care right to a patient’s living room, medical professionals and patients need the right equipment. Recently, health insurance agencies and government officials have tightened the reigns on EVV (Electronic Visit Verification). With EVV-certified telehealth technology, patients and providers can rest assured that their data is safe and their visit is verified correctly.
To read more about Hyperion clients’ EVV success stories, click here!
Many vaccines must maintain a certain temperature throughout their product lifecycle. IoT technology makes temperature monitoring possible for the entire process. From start to finish, IoT sensors keep an eye on vaccine temperatures during creation, storage, shipment and delivery! If temperatures drop or rise, IoT sensors alert the correct supervisors to act immediately and record the data for future use.
Click here to learn more about Hyperion’s ground-breaking IoT solutions.
Remote patient monitoring
For patients who have an on-going health condition but can’t afford extended stays in the hospital or would rather spend their time in the comfort of their home, telecom created remote patient monitoring. Remote monitoring solutions guarantee secure, up-to-date patient data that is automatically sent to the patient’s care provider.
To check out Hyperion’s latest remote-patient-monitoring partner, go to our newsroom!
Hyperion makes telehealth technology happen.
Hyperion does so much more than source and pack cell phones. In fact, I make it a habit to emphasize we are telecom’s best-kept secret. With patented healthcare-specific processes, Hyperion is your go-to for proven, successful telehealth technology. We are committed to continuing the betterment of the healthcare industry for the care facilities we serve and the patients they serve!
With our unique ability to deploy large shipments and design custom solutions for complex organizations like hospitals, we’re confident that Hyperion is the mobility partner your healthcare team needs.
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