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Exploring The Link Between Telehealth And Healthcare
Jun 2016
RR Bipin
VP, Digital Services IoT, Embedded Product Design Division, Tata Elxsi

In the current scenario, telehealth has become an integral part of the healthcare domain. The advancement of technology and use of modern medical treatment techniques has led to the quick adoption of the telehealth stream.

Why Telehealth Is Significant
The opportunity to make healthcare facilities available remotely and introducing systems that can provide healthcare facilities is a huge opportunity. Healthcare is a very interesting area, especially elder care and lifestyle diseases. Commuting is a challenge these days and we all want convenience and services at our doorstep.

Also, the consistent and uninterrupted access to healthcare is very important and this need is largely felt in case of lifestyle diseases. Attention to lifestyle diseases is important, because they are equally hazardous like any emergency situation. These are the areas where telecare and connected healthcare can play a very dominant role.

Helps Avoid Crises
The idea of telehealth and IoT (Internet of Things) is to make one able to take steps right away, instead of realizing the problem in the future. Its motive is to teach you how you can derive value predictably and avoid crisis situations. It’s about technology playing an influencing in changing behaviour. That is the whole concept of IoT - driving behaviour. It’s not about just reacting but reacting in the larger context; it’s about driving behavioural change.