The four main types of telemedicine services

Article provide by Francis Dunn, Miami, FL

As the need for healthcare grows, virtual healthcare has become popular for its affordability, accessibility, and ease.

There are 4 main types of telemedicine and they offer various forms of care.

Live video – Live video enables two-way communication between a patient/caregiver and a healthcare provider. Improvements in internet speeds and software have made virtual appointments a close substitute for in-person consultations. If a patient suspects that they have a health problem they can simply connect with a doctor for treatment advice. These appointments use computer monitors, TVs, LCD projectors, tablets, and smartphones.

Store-and-forward – This service involves sending medical records (new or old) to a practitioner. Once these details are evaluated, the patient will be advised on what medication, further lab reports, or procedures they need to pursue. These services will either use a platform to send medical information or secure email.

Remote patient monitoring (RPM) – RPM services involve transferring hospital data to another healthcare provider, who will then provide support to patients who have been discharged from the hospital.

Mobile health – Mobile health services take a proactive, general route to healthcare by offering patient engagement, education, and health programs. Information is communicated using messages to mobile phones and tablets. Such applications can promote healthy behavior and educate patients to self-diagnose illnesses.

Telemedicine is one of the fastest-growing industries as it makes healthcare accessible and affordable to everyone. If you are considering using any of the following Telemedicine services, contact a well-known healthcare provider for more details.


Francis Dunn
Francis Dunn

Francis Dunn is from Miami FloridaFrancis William Dunn has spent the last twenty-five years working within the healthcare industry to improve corporate strategy and product development. He is the VP and co-founder of Medsite, Inc., a successful company that was later sold to WebMD. Francis Dunn understands how to be a successful leader and is often called upon for speaking engagements. His expertise in managing enterprise accounts continues to drive overall revenue for past employers.