Our modern healthcare system is vast, and can be viewed from many different perspectives. Telemedicine changes the way clinicians work and offers benefits to many different stakeholders, starting with patients and carers, and extending across many clinical and other healthcare roles.
For patients with long term conditions, on-demand access to clinical support improves their confidence in managing their own conditions, and avoids unnecessary hospital admissions. Older, more frail patients can remain living in their own homes for as long as possible.
A wide variety of clinical practitioners as well as many non-clinical healthcare managers and stakeholders benefit from the advantages afforded by telemedicine.