Telehealth is the delivery of services through use of interactive audio and video technology, permitting real-time communication between the client and the clinician, for the purpose of diagnosis, consultation or treatment. These may be technologies you use from home or that your clinician uses to improve or support health care services. Clients can participate in sessions from home or any location determined appropriate by the client and their clinician. The goals of telehealth include the following:
Make health care accessible to people who live in rural or isolated communities.
Make services more readily available or convenient for people with limited mobility, time or transportation options.
Improve communication and coordination of care between the client and clinician.