About eHealth

eHealth Services: eHealth increases access to integrated and collaborative health care services, decreases health care costs, and is an innovative technology enabled approach.

It promotes:

  1. Care pathways for patient populations
  2. Medical Care to consumers when time/distance separates them from the provider
  3. Evidence-based care to consumers on their terms
  4. Quality healthcare expertise and convenience remotely
  5. Successful patient acquisition and retention

How eHealth Works

eHealth and telemedicine both describe the use of medical information exchanged from one site to another via electronic communications to improve the health status of the patient.

Synchronous: This term is used to describe "real-time" and "two-way" interactive video connections because the transmission of information in both directions is occurring at exactly the same time. These type of encounters allow the  provider to perform the exam/evaluation of a patient from many miles away. In order to accomplish this task, an individual with a clinical background (such as an RN or LPN) is trained in the use of equipment to facilitate the presentation of the patient at the remote site.

Asynchronous: This term is used to describe store-and-forward (S and F) transmission of medical images or information because the transmission typically occurs in one direction at a time. This type of encounter uses digital images of patients for the purpose of rendering a medical opinion or diagnosis. Common types of S and F services include radiology, pathology, dermatology and wound care.