Nova Scotia Telehealth Network Benefits

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Nova Scotia Telehealth Network Benefits

The NSTHN provides a range of benefits to patients, healthcare providers and the health system.

Benefits to Patients

  • Facilitates care closer to home
  • Reduces travel and expenses for patients and their families
  • Local providers and family can be more directly involved in care
  • Increased access to care
  • Increased patient satisfaction with care
  • Improved health outcomes

Benefits to Healthcare Providers

  • Local providers are more directly involved in patient care
  • Decreases the number of clinic cancellations related to poor weather and other unforeseen circumstances
  • Reduces professional isolation for rural providers
  • Convenient access to continuing education for health professionals
  • Reduces travel and expenses for providers
  • Factor in improved recruitment and retention of providers in rural locations

Benefits to Health System  

  • Assists in enhancing the efficiency of the healthcare system
  • Assists in recruitment and retention of health professionals
  • Reduces travel and expenses for healthcare administrators
  • Direct reduction in health system costs