With a plethora of new technologies, drugs and devices for treatment and diagnosis out there it is really hard to decide what really works. We want to make sure we are healthy and disease free but with too many options we are not sure which ones to invest in.

It is easy to decide for conditions that don’t require frequent examinations as the cost of the method doesn’t make you worry about its affordability and you can try other options if the one you choose doesn’t give you the best results. Whereas, choosing treatments and drugs for conditions that require regular examinations can be quiet a challenge financially and may have a major effect on your health.

This is where telehealth comes to your rescue. You and your doctors can save precious time and money by analysing the results of real-time data to find out which treatments and drugs are working and which have no affect whatsoever.

Telehealth helps in making an informed choice where it is needed the most. Moreover the day is not far when you will have devices that can predict your body’s reaction to a drug or treatment by analysing your medical history against the chosen treatment. Telehealth is here to make lives easier, that is for sure, but we forget it is also here to save lives and to help us make better choices.

This kind of technology, and the data generated from it, will further make it easier for pharmaceuticals to provide personalised medicines that  have fewer side-effects and give better results. Access to this kind of data may have many implications but when used the right way, healthcare providers, pharmaceuticals, and patients can all equally benefit from it.