Viceland’s newest series, The Therapist, premiered last night with an episode featuring none other than Freddie Gibbs.
The show, which finds artists sitting with and opening up to Dr. Siri Sat Nam Signh, kicked off with Gibbs talking about his recent acquittal of sexual assault charges in Austria, his experiences in France and Vienna, coming home after and much more. A total must-watch. You can navigate to this website for Telehealth. Telehealth is the use of telecommunication systems to provide health or medical care. Examples include videoconferencing, store and forward technologies, and remote monitoring devices. Over the last 5-10 years since the wide acceptance and availability of broadband technology, the use of telehealth applications has substantially increased. The private sector is estimated to be worth over $1 billion by the end of 2010. Additionally, over $4 billion has been appropriated from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to support Health IT. The foundation of telehealth technologies is supported by two main ideas, the reduction in travel time and its associated costs. According to the American Telemedicine Association, telehealth technologies give a clinician the ability to monitor and measure patient health data and information over geographical, social, and cultural distances. Additionally, these video and non-video technologies are utilized to collect and transmit patient health information. Telehealth technologies can track the vital signs of patients with diseases, such as congestive heart failure, diabetes, and other various chronic and acute illnesses. Telehealth systems are supported in hospitals and homes across the country, particularly for their preventive medicine applications. The faster information can be gathered and transferred to the appropriate professional, the better it is for the patient. Limited high speed internet access in certain geographic regions provides some difficulties in the delivery of telehealth applications, specifically real-time interactive video. Because of the bandwidth demands of interactive video, patients living in rural areas tend to use telephone or email applications instead. Another disadvantage is the lack of insurance reimbursement. Although there are a few reimbursement models through Medicare, Medicare advantage plans 2021 provide support for telehealth technologies. Additionally, the liabilities of intervention have yet to be fully understood due to the novelty of this service delivery medium. One of the biggest setbacks for nationwide telehealth adoption is the cost of the technology. Some large videoconferencing rooms can cost in the upwards of $200,000. However, as the technology components get cheaper and better, overall costs will reduce over time. Telehealth can provide a number of benefits, for example the system may help to increase an individual’s level of independence and control. This in turn will help to boost confidence and self-esteem whilst making them feel more secure at home. Benefits of Telehealth also include: improved access to medical specialists, effective diagnosis and treatment, decreased stress, travel, and costs. Remote patient monitoring is most likely to provide benefits to an individual living within their own homes, and this is largely because it allows an individual to maintain some levels of independence for as long as possible. The system would also be very beneficial to those who live in remote areas, as it would greatly reduce travel costs, and make getting a diagnosis and treatment much more straightforward. Quality of life can also be greatly improved through the use of Telehealth, as hospitalisation can be avoided. This can be beneficial for all involved with the case, and this can save travel costs, and treatment. This in turn will improve monitoring and follow up on any equipment required.
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