May 16, 2020 By Practice Growth Pras
Telemedicine, or telehealth, is a term you have probably heard a lot lately as a medical health professional. As we all cope with the devastating economic and social effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, telemedicine has emerged as one of the most useful tools in connecting patients and doctors during this time of separation.
What should you, as a health care professional, know about telemedicine? We know that it can be overwhelming to dive right into this new digital world, so we wanted to summarize and highlight exactly what is relevant to you. Here is a live session with Doctor Multimedia CFO, Pras Murthy, outlining the information you should know:
There is a wealth of information on telemedicine out there, but it can be hard to know what sources you can trust. Take a look at some of these common questions and answers from our friends at doxy.me.
What is telemedicine?
Telemedicine is the use of telecommunications technology to provide real-time health care to patients at a distance.
How is telemedicine performed?
Telemedicine can be delivered using video-conferencing, audio communication, and/or text-messaging using mobile phones, tablets, and desktop computers.
What can telemedicine be used for?
Telemedicine has many applications in healthcare, including standard clinical care, counseling or therapy, patient education, professional consultant or supervision, and more.
Where can telemedicine be provided?
Telemedicine can be provided to a patient at home or work, or at another clinic or hospital. Now with mobile devices, you or the patient can be anywhere with access to the internet.