Telehealth2017-10-30T14:24:45+00:00

Project Description

What is Telehealth?

Telehealth is the use of electronic information provided by technology to support and promote long-distance clinical health care, patient and professional health-related education, and health administration.

So what does that even mean?

If you or a loved one has a heart disease, high blood pressure, or a lung disease like COPD, telehealth can be used to monitor your health from the comfort of your own home. Your information is sent via a secure connection to Georgia Home Health and your own physician so they can monitor your condition on a daily basis without you having to go to the doctor.

How much does it cost?

Telehealth is 100% free for home health patients who qualify. If you don’t qualify, you probably don’t need telehealth anyway.

What are the benefits of telehealth?

Telehealth Improves Health Outcomes

Telehealth helps your primary physician and Georgia Home Health diagnose and treat your condition earlier which leads to better outcomes.

Telehealth Reduces Healthcare Costs

Home monitoring programs like Georgia Home Health’s can reduce the likelihood of going to see your doctor more often than you need to or going the hospital, because we can catch and treat the condition before it gets too bad.

Telehealth Improves Support For Patients and Families

Telehealth can help patients stay in the comfort of their own homes, making it easier to stay in contact with family and friends. Not to mention, telehealth empowers patients to play an active role in their own healthcare.

Do I have to be hooked up to machines 24/7?

No, Georgia Home Health uses an advanced telehealth system provided by Philips (the same people that make your TV). A Georgia Home Health Telehealth Representative will bring the system to your home and show you how to use it. You will be asked to check one or more of the following each day: