Telemedicine uses information and communication technology (ICT) to deliver medical care to patients who are out of reach or have limited access to medical care. From simple text messaging between medical professionals and patients to remotely supervised surgeries, telemedicine ensures that people get medical attention despite the various barriers that prevent them from walking into a standard hospital.
One major benefit of telemedicine is that it keeps patients in their comfort zones. With telemedicine, patients can receive medical help while at home, and this means they do not need to take a trip down to hospitals, leaving their families and businesses behind.
Also, telemedicine helps to control and reduce the spread of illnesses. This is because it keeps sick patients at home or at a distance from hospitals and prevents other patients and health workers from being exposed to these ill patients.