TQ TeleConnection- December 2018

What Role Can Telehealth Play in Senior Care?

IN THE EARLIER DAYS OF health care, the physician’s house call was common. Many people received medical care at home, and it was just expected that doctors would travel – black bag filled with various instruments and equipment in hand – to care for people where they were.

But as medicine has evolved, fewer physicians make house calls. The amount of equipment many doctors now need to care for patients won’t fit in a tote bag, and the time required by the doctor to travel to each individual patient wasn’t efficient. Instead, patients travel to a clean, bright office for care.

US News & World Report (12/7/18)

Elaine K. Howley