Rupinder Flora and Taranjeet Parmar
With much advancement in healthcare and technology, physicians use an electronic medical record (EMR) system to document patient encounters. Tele health is a growing phenomenon, allowing physicians to either be in a clinic or home setting when it comes to the patient encounter. The main purpose of this type of encounter is to allow wider access to patient care for people who are not able to see a physician. Examples of this are individuals residing in retirement homes, as physical or mental disability can become a limiting factor. The main goal of this study is to get a better understanding of tele healthcare with regards to access, patient satisfaction and everyday usage of this form of technology. More precisely, it is an in-depth look at how various methods, such as telemedicine can increase an individual’s accessibility for seeking healthcare needs while attempting to increase patient satisfaction with healthcare services provided.