How Telehealth Supports Emergency Medicine
The specialty of emergency medicine is focused on immediate medical attention for the treatment of injuries and illnesses for any patient, in any given situation. It is a speciality that requires agility and at times a wide array of knowledge to deal with various types of situations. The number of emergency departments visits has been steadily growing over the last thirty years, according to the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, and this growth has been leading to overcrowding or delays for patients that require emergency care. Many doctors and hospitals are looking to, and have used telehealth and telemedicine solutions to try to tackle this issue.