What is Telemedicine?

Telemedicine Through Online Video Call

How does Telemedicine work?

Telemedicine allows health care professionals to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients at a distance using telecommunications technology. The approach has been through a striking evolution in the last decade and it is becoming an increasingly important part of the American healthcare infrastructure.

Benefits

Using telemedicine as an alternative to in-person visits has a host of benefits for patients and providers alike.

Patients enjoy:

  • Less time away from work
  • No travel expenses or time
  • Less interference with child or elder care responsibilities
  • Privacy
  • No exposure to other potentially contagious patients

Limitations

Since the doctor is not physically present to examine the patient, to get a proper diagnosis the patient will usually have to schedule a follow-up visit following the telemedicine appointment. This is especially true for patients that require surgery or a biopsy.

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