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Telehealth Helps Out Army and Workers

Telehealth Helps Out Army and Workers

The digital age today has every device, which can do just about anything. From TVs to computers to smart-phones, this new craze has taken over the technology world. Healthcare has largely changed because of it. With the new rising popularity of the Telemedicine industry, millions of individuals can now easily access healthcare just about anywhere. “According to a study by the Affiliated Workers Association, more than 36 million Americans have already used telemedicine in some way, and as many as 70 percent of doctor visits can be handled over the phone—which typically cost much less than an in-person visit.”

One of the many benefiters of Telemedicine is the United States Army. Army doctors use Telemedicine to treat soldiers who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): “About 55 percent of the Army’s Telehealth programs are aimed at behavior health. One initiative also allows soldiers to communicate with counselors over text message in order to track their moods.” Soldiers, who may not be able to afford healthcare or have access to a medical professional, can benefit positively from this. ““One of the universal findings of studies of Teleheath is that patients love it. “They value the convenience and don’t feel like it’s cold or impersonal.” said Dr. Jaime Adler, chief of the Clinical Telehealth Division of the military’s National Center for Telehealth and Technology at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

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