Virtual Health (Infographic)
Virtual health is defined as connected care services, including clinician-to-clinician, provider-to-patient and consumer-driven interactions. Care is delivered across a spectrum of electronically enabled, consultative, direct patient care, education and self-management services. This concept encompasses a range of different terminologies including telemedicine, telehealth, e-health and mobile health. This infrastructure can improve the quality, continuity and consistency of care. As health care payment shifts from rewarding volume to incentivizing value, virtual health services enable providers to reach a broader geographic population of patients and potentially increase referrals.