The use of telehealth, which is sometimes called virtual or online health services, is growing in popularity. Whether a telehealth visit takes place over the telephone or by video conference, telehealth is changing the way you can reach your doctor and other healthcare providers. Telehealth saves travel time and transportation costs, increases access to specialists and for second opinions, and can take place almost anywhere you can have a private conversation.
Speak Up™ At Your Telehealth Visit is a patient safety campaign from The Joint Commission, and is designed to educate patients on how to navigate virtual healthcare. Check out the videos below for great information on making sure you get the most out of your telehealth visit. The first video is in English, and the second in Spanish. The video transcript is available here.