Telemedicine refers to the practice of caring for patients remotely, usually through video chat when the patient and provider are not physically present with one another.
Advancement in technology has enabled doctors to consult with patients using HIPAA-compliant video conferencing tools. A wide range of care options can be accessed through telemedicine services, including primary care consultations, physical therapy, and some emergency services.
Healthcare providers and patients can use telemedicine to assess whether a patient needs treatment inpatient, write new prescriptions for the patients, or do post-operation check-ins with patients.
Health organizations are currently adopting more virtual appointments because of the present COVID-19 pandemic situation
Telemedicine can help treat a range of medical conditions. It is most effective when a patient seeks care from a qualified clinician and provides the details of their symptoms clearly.
Healthcare providers offering telemedicine services may gain several benefits, including: