The face of health care is changing and as it evolves the role of telehealth continues to grow in popularity. According to CDC estimates the use of telehealth has grown by 200% since 2013 and now occupies a 30 billion dollar corner of the health care market. (1) The term telehealth alone is not a specific service, according to the Center for Connected Health Policy, but instead, they define telehealth as “a collection of means to enhance care and education delivery”, which, “encompasses a broad variety of technologies and tactics to deliver virtual medical, health and education services.”.(2)
Why Hailey Crean Nutrition, LLC Was Founded
When I founded Hailey Crean Nutrition, LLC back in 2018 my primary goal was to provide the same evidence-based nutrition education and support that I had been for over a decade, but with the added convenience and access that telehealth technology allowed for. My vision was to have a practice that provided 100% virtual nutrition education and support.
What Is It Like To Work With An Online Dietitian
As an online dietitian, I have now realized this goal of working virtually and seen firsthand the benefits for my clients. The barriers of traffic, weather and overcrowded parking lots no longer apply. With the use of telehealth, we are able to connect via live audio-video sessions on a weekly basis while they work towards accomplishing their goals. Between visits access to a secure HIPAA compliant app allows for even more connection and touchpoints as they move through their week, tackle barriers and celebrate success.
If you have thought about working with an online dietitian don’t hesitate to reach out or schedule a free discovery call here! What I hear from clients is that the experience is similar to what they have done in outpatient clinics, but better because they receive the support to stick with it long-term. Curious about insurance coverage for telehealth visits? Check out this article for more on Medicare coverage for telehealth.
1) Center for Disease Control, 2020, accessed 13 January 2020 <https://www.cdc.gov/phlp/publications/topic/telehealth.html>
2) Center for Connected Health Policy, 2020, accessed 13 January 2020