Telehealth in Moray
What is Telehealth?
Telehealth is the remote electronic exchange of personal health data from a patient at home to health care staff at hospitals or similar sites to assist in diagnosis and monitoring. The main benefits are that long-term conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease can be monitored remotely without the need for the patient to attend traditional health care settings. The patient is taught to take their own regular health readings and feed them back to the surgery using existing ‘phone lines or wireless technology.
Telehealth can also include the use of general Information and Communications Technology to promote better management of long-term conditions through for example, prompting actions for self care at times of risk of exacerbation.