The 21st century is an era of conflicting realities. On one hand, humanity has advanced and progressed so much that someone from the 1700s will find it hard to believe. On the other hand, the inability to solve some of the basic problems is also a bitter reality, and we must accept it. But if one is clever enough to utilize the advancements in technology to solve basic issues, wonderful things can happen. One such stroke of brilliance that was played some years ago is finally beginning to take the world by storm. Yes, you guessed it right. We are talking about using technology to reach out to those who need assistance in healthcare services. In short, we are going to talk about Transparent Hands telehealth project.
What is telehealth all about?
To summarize it, telehealth is all about using modern-day communication methods and technologies in the field of healthcare. The concept is a simple one but its effectiveness is an unprecedented one. A patient can connect with his doctor, a doctor can give advice and analyze the health status of his patient and doctors can collaborate as well. By modern communication methods, we mean video conferencing mainly. However, call and text services are also a major element of telehealth services. You can either consult your doctor or get your nursing panel involved in the discussion as well. Saves you laborious trips down to the clinics, we can tell you that much!
Perks you get with telehealth
Telehealth facilities have more to offer than what you might have perceived at first. Connectivity at will is one of the biggest features of this model of healthcare, given that your physician or nurses consent to it. Online advice and evaluation of your health status is one aspect of telehealth services, there are other perks associated as well. For example, you might have given your samples to be tested, concerning a particular medical anomaly. You can access the results via an online portal, you hardly need to visit a lab for that anymore. Also, your medical health reports can be saved electronically and accessed anytime you want. Electronic health records (EHR) are one of the hallmark features of telehealth facilities. We can go on and on but we are sure that you get the idea anyway.
Telehealth: Now more than ever!
The importance of telehealth facilities has become more prominent during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Lockdowns mean that most of us cannot leave our houses anyways. So, what is the alternative for those patients who want a regular word on their health status by the doctors? Telehealth services, of course. It is one of the most effective ways of ensuring that patient-doctor relations are maintained the way they were, worldwide. Also, patients from remote areas cannot very well travel to big cities in current times in countries like, say Pakistan. A word of advice on the telephone seems to be the only best possible solution in such a situation.
Transparent Hands Telehealth
Transparent Hands Telehealth project is one of the first of its nature in Pakistan envisioned by Rameeza Mueen. It is just not the healthcare institutes that offer telehealth services. Many NGOs offer these services free of cost as well. One such organization is Transparent Hands. Transparent Hands is the largest technological platform for crowdfunding in the healthcare sector of Pakistan. It offers a complete range of free healthcare services including medical and surgical treatments, medical camps, and telehealth facilities to the underprivileged community of Pakistan. The platform provides visibility to underprivileged patients and builds a personal and trusted bond between patients and donors while ensuring complete transparency. It also sets up free medical camps in the rural areas of Pakistan in which, free medical consultation, free medicines, and free diagnostic tests are provided to the deserving patients. Donors from all over the world can use the Transparent Hands crowdfunding web portal and donate through 100% secure payment modes. They could select any patient, fund the treatment, and receive regular feedback and updates until the patient has recovered completely.
We wish we could go on, but the limitations of time and space force us to conclude this discussion here. We hope that you learned something, if not everything, about the telehealth model of healthcare services. Given how things shaped up during the current pandemic, we are sure that the telehealth sector has a bright future in countries like Pakistan!