What Is Telehealth?

According to the American Telehealth Association, Telehealth (or telemedicine) is defined as “the use of medical information exchanged from one site to another via electronic communications to improve a patient’s clinical health status. Telemedicine includes a growing variety of applications and services using two-way video, email, smart phones, wireless tools and other forms of telecommunications technology.”

Telehealth Software

Fruit Street offers the only HIPAA compliant telehealth software that allows healthcare providers to host secure video chats with their patients, set goals, review test results, and monitor their health in real time. The software also allows patients to conduct virtual doctor’s office visits from the comfort of their own home.

Fruit Street’s licensed telehealth software enables healthcare professionals to monitor the diet and lifestyle of their patients using wearable devices such as the Fitbit bracelet and scale. These devices sync wirelessly with the Fruit Street personal health record and sends data to your healthcare provider in real time. Users can access the software from their computer or through apps on their iPhone or Android devices.

Virtual Wellness Clinic

Fruit Street’s HIPAA compliant telehealth solution gives your practice the opportunity to offer a virtual wellness clinic to your current and prospective patients. This includes reaching patients that live in remote areas as well as patients that have mobility issues. You can also confer with other physicians within your practice to provide a multi-disciplinary solution to your patients. Using virtual appointments is a great way to increase the revenue potential of your practice by extending your service area to anyone with an internet connection.