SOURCE: CloudPhysio

CloudPhysio

June 06, 2016 06:00 ET

Telehealth Is on the Move: CloudPhysio to Be an Industry Leader

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - June 06, 2016) - Telehealth, Telemedicine and Telerehabilitation are not new concepts, however they are currently having a big impact on the future of how healthcare will be delivered. CloudPhysio plans to be at the forefront of this shift to convenient, accessible, online healthcare.

Telehealth refers to seeing a medical person (i.e. doctor, physiotherapist, nurse) online using a confidential videoconferencing system. In just a few easy steps, patients can see someone within a few minutes whether it's at home in their pajamas, in the office on their lunch, or waiting for a flight. You can book your appointment for anytime and be seen absolutely anywhere! CloudPhysio provides their physiotherapy services to anyone, anywhere, anytime. You can see a physiotherapist of your choice whether they be a British physio, Danish physio, Canadian physio etc. They employ physiotherapists around the world to see patients around the world.

Dan McDonald, CEO of CloudPhysio, says, "Convenience is a huge factor for most people whether you're a mom who finds it hard to take your kids with you to an appointment or a busy executive with little time in your schedule to slot in a physiotherapy appointment or an elderly person who finds mobility difficult and driving impossible; Telehealth is a solution for many people."

Traditionally, telehealth was associated with people who live in remote rural areas and was the only means of accessing many types of healthcare however now this type of healthcare is accessible for everyone and will save time and money.

The British Columbia healthcare system alone provides the capacity for two-way, live videoconferencing, clinical, administrative and health related educational encounters in more than 100 communities throughout the province. There are approximately 200 Telehealth facilities providing access to approximately 470 videoconferencing end points. Two First nations Telehealth networks are providing health education and training to approximately 30 sites.

These Telehealth facilities supported approximately 18,000 Telehealth consults through videoconferencing, for fiscal year 07/08, with anticipated annual growth of 25% per annum.

"That anticipated growth is only for these particular services delivered through the public health system, imagine the kind of growth that could be anticipated if you included all types of healthcare, private and public. Since 2008 there has been an even bigger shift of the population using applications on handheld devices to manage and make their lives healthier, simpler and more organized. Telehealth is a natural progression of these types of applications."

CloudPhysio officially launched their services earlier this month. You can book an appointment through their website www.cloudphysio.com or follow what they are up to on Facebook or Twitter.

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