How does the medical community keep patients from relapsing? Telehealth enables online monitoring and timely followup by physicians, nurses and therapists. They can catch problems early, before they become an emergency. Telehealth will improve the lives of millions of chronic disease patients and reduce the cost of caring for them. This is a profound change in the delivery of healthcare. And it will be done at much lower costs than today.
On Wednesday, May 20, InTouch Health Founder & CEO, Yulun Wang, will be our keynote speaker. InTouch Health is the pioneer of Remote Presence – bringing a patient (you) and the right physicians together in real time over long distances. This can make the best expert treatment available in emergency situations. Neurologists can diagnose and treat stroke victims in a matter of minutes from thousands of miles away – revolutionizing the treatment of strokes and dramatically improving outcomes.
Remote Presence is becoming “telehealth” for many serious conditions. Examples include congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Typically these patients are treated and stabilized in the hospital, then sent home with instructions for maintaining their health. If a patient relapses and returns to the hospital, it is very expensive for the health care system generally and for the hospital specifically. Without close follow up, many patients end up back in the hospital within 30 days.
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