Unique Practices for Telehealth

by | Jun 15, 2023 | Healthcare, HR Trends

Telehealth is taking the world by storm. Everything, including healthcare, is becoming digitized. Telehealth took off in 2020 during the pandemic and has become a hot topic in numerous industries. It has created an easy way for people to access health professionals regardless of location.

Here are some ways telehealth has helped the healthcare industry:

Behavioral Health

Telehealth is an excellent solution for mental health. It offers numerous mental health services such as mental health screenings, referrals, one on one therapy, and some even text therapy. Many of them include a video call, making it convenient for patients. Most people who seek mental health appreciate being able to talk to a specialist in the comfort of their homes. [1] The American Psychiatric Association (APA) had a study stating that 6 out of 10 people would use telehealth services for mental health. [2] This has continued to grow over the last year and has allowed mental health to be reached by people not close to a healthcare provider.


Virtual care for pets is a relatively new health option. Many vets and health insurance plans are now offering some virtual care options. Virtual vet care can cover most common pet issues such as skin conditions, coughing, sneezing, behavior, anxiety, and other general concerns. Cut time, travel time, and cost with this great option. If you’re using telehealth, why not use it for your pet? Best part! They won’t even know they’re at the vet! [3]

Spine Care

Spinal care is not a typical area most think of with virtual respect. This particular area has been on the rise since the pandemic. Those with spinal issues may have difficulty traveling or riding in a vehicle. Virtual care offers a more relaxed, often more effective approach than traditional physical therapy and rehabilitation. The doctor can still ask you to perform movements and correct posture via telehealth. This is a great solution to help pinpoint pain earlier on and is accessible to anyone regardless of location. [5]


Telehealth with cardiology can look different than the other offerings. Most of these will have you wear some sort of device to monitor your heart. This can be anything from a bracelet to a ring or some small monitoring device. Sometimes, these can even be added on to a smartwatch type of device. Cardiovascular disease is one of the most expensive care treatments out there. Going virtual can eliminate unnecessary costs and speed up the treatment for better outcomes. [6]

Lab Work

Telehealth can help users find labs within their network at a fraction of the price. Rapid tests, blood work, scans, and even X-rays can be ordered from the comfort of your home. Though you will need to go to a lab physically, the initial contact can be done virtually to help speed up the process and save money on unnecessary travel and fees.

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[1] https://telehealth.hhs.gov/patients/telehealth-and-behavioral-health

[2] https://www.psychiatry.org/news-room/news-releases/new-nationwide-poll-shows-an-increased-popularity

[3] https://lebanonanimalhospital.com/the-many-benefits-of-telemedicine-for-your-pet/

[5] https://www.laspine.com/telemedicine-for-back-pain-relief/

[6] https://intouchhealth.com/telehealth-solutions/cardiology/