The Acceleration Behind Telehealth Services
Glossary of the Text
accelerate /əkˈsɛləreɪt/ – to increase in speed or rate
accessibility /ˌæksɛsɪˈbɪlɪti/ – the quality of being easily reached, entered, or used
ageing/ˈeɪdʒɪŋ/ – the process of growing old
aids /eɪdz/ – assists or supports
applications /ˌæplɪˈkeɪʃənz/ – programs or software designed for a specific use or purpose
arrival /əˈraɪvəl/ – the act of reaching a place, especially at the end of a journey
bed /bɛd/ – a piece of furniture used for sleeping or resting
billing /ˈbɪlɪŋ/ – the process of sending a bill or invoice for payment
care /kɛr/ – the provision of necessary assistance or medical treatment
challenge /ˈtʃælɪndʒ/ – a difficult task or problem that requires effort to overcome
chronic /ˈkrɒnɪk/ – persisting for a long time or constantly recurring
clinicians /ˈklɪnɪʃənz/ – medical professionals, such as doctors or nurses, who provide clinical care
complications /ˌkɒmplɪˈkeɪʃənz/ – medical conditions or problems that arise as a result of another condition or treatment
connectivity /ˌkɒnɛkˈtɪvɪti/ – the state or extent of being connected or interconnected
continuity /kɒntɪˈnjuːɪti/ – the state of continuing without interruption or change
COVID-19 /ˈkoʊvɪd naɪnˈtiːn/ – abbreviation for “coronavirus disease 2019”
critical /ˈkrɪtɪkəl/ – extremely important or crucial
data /ˈdeɪtə/ – facts, statistics, or information
demand /dɪˈmænd/ – the desire or need for a particular product or service
diagnosis /ˌdaɪəɡˈnoʊsɪs/ – the identification of a disease or condition through examination and analysis
distance /ˈdɪstəns/ – the amount of space between two points or objects
drivers /ˈdraɪvərz/ – factors or forces that propel or motivate something
effective /ɪˈfɛktɪv/ – successful in producing a desired result or effect
emerge /ɪˈmɜːrdʒ/ – to come into existence or become known or apparent
equipment /ɪˈkwɪpmənt/ – tools, machinery, or other necessary items for a particular activity or purpose
facilities /fəˈsɪlɪtiz/ – buildings, equipment, or services provided for a particular purpose
fast-growing /fæstˈɡroʊɪŋ/ – rapidly expanding or developing
field /fiːld/ – a particular branch of study or sphere of activity
healthcare /ˈhɛlθkɛr/ – the organized provision of medical care or services
hospitals /ˈhɒspɪtəlz/ – institutions or buildings where medical care or treatment is provided
impact /ˈɪmpækt/ – the effect or influence of one thing on another
infection /ɪnˈfɛkʃən/ – the invasion and multiplication of harmful microorganisms in the body
infrastructure /ˈɪnfrəˌstrʌktʃər/ – the basic physical and organizational structures and facilities needed for the operation of a society or enterprise
integration /ˌɪntɪˈɡreɪʃən/ – the process of combining or bringing together different parts into a unified whole
internet /ˈɪntərnɛt/ – a global computer network providing access to information and communication
items /ˈaɪtəmz/ – things or objects
learning /ˈlɜːrnɪŋ/ – the acquisition of knowledge or skills through study, experience, or teaching
location /loʊˈkeɪʃən/ – a particular place or position
long run /lɔːŋ rʌn/ – the distant or foreseeable future
medical /ˈmɛdɪkəl/ – relating to the practice of medicine or medical care
minimal /ˈmɪnɪməl/ – of a minimum amount, quantity, or degree
momentum /moʊˈmɛntəm/ – the strength or force gained by motion or by a series of events
monitoring /ˈmɒnɪtərɪŋ/ – the act of observing or tracking a person, system, or process over time
obstacles /ˈɒbstəkəlz/ – barriers or challenges that hinder progress or achievement
patients /ˈpeɪʃənts/ – individuals receiving medical treatment or care
physical /ˈfɪzɪkəl/ – relating to the body or physicality
precautions /prɪˈkɔːʃənz/ – measures taken in advance to prevent harm or ensure safety
primary /ˈpraɪˌmɛri/ – relating to the first or most important stage or level
providers /prəˈvaɪdərz/ – individuals or organizations that supply goods or services
remote /rɪˈmoʊt/ – situated far away from the main centers of population
Exercise of Acceleration Behind Telehealth Services
A. Find the words and fill in the crossword puzzle.
- psychological treatment of people using dialogue – psychotherapy
- process of sorting patients- triage
- to prepare and arrange- deploy
- a special department of a hospital for intensive care of patient-ICU
- to include as a part- incorporate
- identification of nature and cause of a disease- diagnosis
- not having sufficient service- underserved
- epidemic over a wide geographical area-pandemic
B. Read the interview again and decide whether the following statements are True or False.
a. Internet service is necessary to promote telehealth services. ⇒ True
b. While providing telehealth services, health professionals are at high risks of being infected due to the exposure to patients. ⇒ False
c. Telehealth service can be the best alternative to face-to-face service. ⇒ False
d. The problem with the lack of medical staff will be solved to a great extent with telehealth technology. ⇒ True
e. The success of telehealth programmes depends on the infrastructure and the best use of IT tools. ⇒ True
C. Answer the following questions.
a. What is telehealth service?
⇒ Telehealth service is a remote healthcare service that is usually provided through video chat.
b. What are the advantages of using telehealth programmes?
⇒ The advantages of telehealth include speed, safety, effectiveness, and affordability.
c. Why, according to Dr. Chang, is the telehealth service growing rapidly?
⇒ According to Dr. Chang, the telehealth service is growing rapidly because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the shortage of medical professionals.
d. How is the telehealth programme important during a pandemic?
⇒ The telehealth programme is important during a pandemic as it allows access to medical care while reducing the risk of exposure.
e. Why are the patients in remote areas not getting adequate health services?
⇒ Patients in remote areas are not getting adequate health services due to insufficient resources and long distances.
f. Mention the top three challenges of telehealth services.
⇒ The top three challenges of telehealth services are:
– hardware and networking limitations
– learning difficulties that both healthcare providers and patients may encounter while using new tools, online scheduling, triage procedures, and billing policies
– integration difficulties in existing healthcare systems
A. Choose the best answer.
a. I need help, doctor. My baby doesn’t sleep well. What …………………?
i. had I better do ii. should I do iii. I should do
should I do
The aeroplane only allows two pieces of luggage. You …………… pack too much or you will have to take it out at the airport!
had better not ii. better not iii. had not better
had better not
A: I think that the grade my teacher gave me on my test is wrong.
B: Really? You ……………….. to her after class today.
should to talk ii. ought to talk iii. ought talk
ought to talk
It’s raining and I don’t want to get my dress wet. I…………..an umbrella.
had better not take ii. had better to take iii. had better take
iii. had better take
Dinesh loves chocolate, but he ………………..too much or he will get fat.
shouldn’t eat ii. should eat not iii. should eat
My mother isn’t feeling well, so I told her that she …………. to the doctor.
ought go ii. ought to go iii. ought
A: It’s so hot.
B: You ……………your jacket!
should take off ii. should put on iii. should to take off
should take off
I’m going to visit your country. Where …………. if I want to go shopping?
should I go ii. I should go iii. ought to I go
This is Aayush, 14 years, from Biratnagar. He likes to sit on the sofa for hours every day, watching TV and eating a lot of snacks. Write a couple of paragraphs about him. You may use the guiding questions given below.
What is the problem with Aayush?
What should he stop doing to be healthy?
What should he start doing?
What advice would you give him to maintain a healthy life?
Aayush, a 14-year-old boy hailing from Biratnagar, seems to have developed a sedentary lifestyle. He finds solace in spending hours on the sofa each day, engrossed in watching television while indulging in a plethora of snacks. This habit, however, raises concerns regarding his overall well-being.
To prioritize his health, Aayush needs to break free from his sedentary routine. Prolonged periods of sitting and excessive snacking can lead to a range of health problems, including weight gain, decreased physical fitness, and a higher risk of developing chronic diseases. It is crucial for him to reduce his screen time and engage in more active pursuits.
In order to embark on a healthier lifestyle, Aayush should incorporate physical activity into his daily routine. Encouraging him to participate in outdoor activities, such as sports, cycling, or even regular walks, will not only help him stay fit but also provide an opportunity for social interaction and a change of environment.
My advice to Aayush would be to strike a balance between screen time and physical activity. Setting limits on television watching and finding alternative hobbies or interests, such as reading, pursuing creative endeavours, or joining clubs and organizations that align with his interests, can help him lead a more balanced and fulfilling life. Additionally, fostering healthy eating habits by opting for nutritious snacks and meals, while moderating his consumption of sugary and high-calorie treats, will contribute to his overall well-being.
Ultimately, maintaining a healthy lifestyle requires discipline and conscious choices. Aayush can take small steps towards positive change, gradually incorporating healthier habits into his daily routine, and reaping the long-term benefits of a balanced and active life.