What is telemedicine?
Telemedicine is a service offered by some health systems and physician practices which allows health care providers to use a video connection to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients remotely. Patients can connect with their doctors and providers for an online “office visit”, from the comfort of their home or current location.
What are the benefits of telemedicine?
There are many benefits of telemedicine. Patients have fast, convenient access to care without even leaving their homes. Health care providers can offer efficient, timely care to a wider geographic area and patient population.
Not all visits are appropriate for telemedicine. Patients should contact their provider directly to learn whether or not their health concern is suitable for telemedicine services.
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