Tag Archives: telemedicine

Telemedicine Update

August 31st, 2016
  Last year, I wrote about the basics of telemedicine. That’s the health care delivery system with which patients connect with their doctors electronically, such as over the phone or via the computer. It represents a huge shift in how Americans access care and how physicians provide it. The growth of telemedicine in the United States is astounding. Read these statistics. Last year, there were approximately 800,000 online consultations alone in this country. Right…

Doctors on Call Online?

September 21st, 2015
What can you do when you need to see your doctor, but time is scarce and your home or job is an hour’s drive from the provider’s office? How about a video chat from your desk at work during your lunch break using your laptop, tablet or smartphone? The growing practice of telemedicine can make that happen.   Telemedicine is an overdue mode of care delivery that most Americans today are ready and…