Stony Brook Medicine Blog, September 14, 2018
Increasing access to high-quality health care and improving health outcomes are key to ensuring an exceptional patient experience. In a time when consumers are getting much of their information on-demand, they are also starting to expect more convenience from healthcare.
With increased mobility and connectivity comes the expectation of easier access to just about everyone in our lives — including our healthcare providers. Imagine having access to home monitoring, virtual visits from your doctor, quick electronic transmission of your medical information, and interactive patient self-management tools. Collectively known as telehealth or telemedicine, the use of these high-tech methods is something that many people — especially those in more remote or isolated areas — welcome. At Stony Brook Medicine, it’s more than a concept. It’s becoming a reality.