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Using Zoom for Telehealth Services

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Last Updated Aug 21, 2020

Move over Skype. Zoom is taking over the world, particularly for health businesses who are unable to see their clients in person due to the COVID-19 pandemic

What is Zoom?

Zoom is a videoconferencing app that makes it super easy for people to meet with each other online. Many  health practitioners have been using it to stay in touch with their clients for many years, well before work-from-home became the new normal as a result of the pandemic.

But there’s no denying that during this disruptive period,Zoom has gained mass adoption by health practitioners., and that it’s played an important role in the rise of telehealth globally . People who are ill don’t  have to leave their house anymore. All they have  to do is book an online consultation with their GP or health practitioner to receive advice or treatment via Zoom.

Why use Zoom?

Zoom allows online health practitioners and patients to connect up-close, albeit not in person. What’s more, you can use it for free! Technically, it has four tiers — Basic, Pro, Business and Enterprise — but the first pretty much covers everything you need. You can hold unlimited one-on-one meetings, webinars, classes and even record every single one of your health consultations for future reference.

If you really think about it, you’ll realise that Zoom is more than just a video communication tool; it’s a health businesses’ gateway into the world of telehealth and the way that health services will increasingly be demanded by everyone 

A Tool for Telehealth 

Telehealth refers to the delivery of health-related information and healthcare services through a computer or mobile device. It’s not a new approach to providing care. In fact, many healthcare companies have been practising it since the 90s. Instead of computers, though, doctors provided consultations over a telephone.

However, telehealth hasn’t really taken off until the last decade thanks to the internet. People became increasingly aware of its value, especially those who live in rural areas and have to travel long distances to see a healthcare specialist.

As the world grapples with the COVID-19 situation, telehealth  is being promoted as a breakthrough technology and it’s gradually becoming the accepted and preferred method of consultation. Booking online natural therapy services have become speedier, and patients can select a session that’s more convenient for them because they don’t have to travel. 

Using Zoom With Your Health and Wellness Business

Whether they practice conventional medicine or alternative healthcare modalities, so many health professionals have integrated Zoom with their businesses so that they can attend to all of their patients with ease. In truth, many complementary health practitioners have been practicing telehealth for quite some time to accommodate clients across Australia and in other countries.

If you offer alternative therapies like yoga, naturopathy, TCM or hypnotherapy, among others, you’ll find a Zoom integration extremely beneficial as it comes with plenty useful features that will improve the way you interact with your customers.

As well as holding one-on-one online consultations with your clients, you can set up wellness events like workshops and classes to practice your services with an entire group of people.

Running Zoom on Your Natural Therapy Pages Profile

Connecting Zoom to your Natural Therapy Pages profile allows you to facilitate one-on-one or group telehealth consultations with your customers. Once they’ve booked an appointment, your client will receive a calendar invitation with a Zoom meeting ID for the specific meeting which they booked for. You can also see the rest of the details of the event on the Member’s Portal.

Zoom is not your ordinary videoconferencing tool as it allows you to record your online sessions and even share your screen with your clients.

Delivering Holistic Healthcare Services Online

Nothing, not even a deadly virus like COVID-19, can stop the healthcare industry from improving people’s health and empowering them with telehealth education. Here at Natural Therapy Pages, we boast a long list of holistic practitioners whose healing principles are hinged on the treatment of the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of health. Some of the modalities they use include:

  • Naturopathy is a healing system that employs different kinds of natural remedies such as nutrition, acupuncture, flower essences, massage and homoeopathy to activate the body’s natural healing abilities.
  • Hypnotherapy is a psychological approach to treating emotional and behavioural patterns that stem from a traumatic experience.
  • Mindfulness helps reduce stress, anxiety and negativity as it trains the mind to develop the ability to be present in the moment.
  • Life coaching guides a person out of their current situation and onto the path which leads to their personal goals.
  • Ayurveda is an ancient Indian healing system that restores balance between the mind, body and spirit to treat health imbalances. This treatment method involves the use of different modalities including herbal medicine, massage therapy, yoga and meditation.
  • Neuro-Linguistic Programming is the process of changing one’s negative thought processes and behavioural patterns by applying strategies and tools that are modelled from successful people.
  • Counselling is an empathetic approach to guiding an individual in resolving their personal issues using their innate resources and abilities. 

To find out more about our practitioners and the modalities that they offer through telehealth services, please do take the time to go over our comprehensive listings.

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Originally published on Jul 06, 2020

FAQs About Zoom and Telehealth

Can zoom be used for telehealth?

Yes. Zoom comes with features that are designed for healthcare providers. It allows you to record online sessions, save them to cloud and share your screen with clients.

Is Zoom free for personal use?

Zoom is a videoconferencing tool that has four tiers. The Basic version can be used for free, but the three others come with a premium.

Is zoom better than Skype?

Both Skype and Zoom are useful internet-based communication tools. The only difference between them is that Zoom offers numerous benefits for telehealth providers and patients.

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