What is Virtual Care
Virtual Care is an extension of telehealth. It can still be delivered by a health professional via a telephone or video call with their patient; however it also includes the ability to collect and send a patient’s medical data from their smartphone directly to their care team or to a digital medical record across the mobile phone network.
Virtual Care provides benefits for patients and health providers equally.
Virtual care can help patients to receive more appropriate care in a timely fashion, and provides benefits for all patients, no matter where they live. It supports patients and families to:
Healthcare professionals have been using technology to deliver care to patients for decades. Now, with advances in technology, the support for health professionals and benefits for patients and the health system are even greater.
Virtual care supports healthcare professionals by: