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Telemedicine's Expanding Options



Spurred by new laws and policies that permit online teleconsultations, both payers and providers are exploring ways to enable patients' access to care in ways that also meet growing industry demands.



1 comments on "Telemedicine's Expanding Options"
Dr. S Khattab (5/1/2014 at 11:12 PM)

Very interesting attempt to help the process of providing for the ill. However, it is not clear what is being provided from the following list of Medical Services: Engaging the patient, inviting patients to share their medical history in confidence, taking a FULL history, more engaging, sharing the analysis by provider to patient, suggesting methods of physically examining the patient over the waves, recommending a path to solve the diagnostic problem, ordering diagnostic tests or images, more engagement regarding the tests when results are available, recommending the next step whether in the form of more counseling or specialist input, discussing a treatment plan or if incurable just wait and your illness will spontaneously disappear, a different plan of action, prescribing a remedy without physical exam, following up on the advice provided to the patient and being responsive as well as responsible to the patient, recommending a return tele-medical visit to discuss patients progress with the tele-medical recommendations.