Telemedicine PlatformMay 25, 2018 in
History of Telemedicine Platforms
Several decades ago, physicians practiced telemedicine with simple telecommunication technology, like telephones and radio. Telemedicine platforms, as we know them now, didn’t exist. Telemedicine typically involved a doctor providing medical consultation to a patient over the phone, and maybe jotting down a few notes. The practice of telemedicine was a more informal process, usually only used for emergent cases.
Now, telemedicine platforms give physicians an organized, secure system for practicing medicine remotely, tracking patient health data, sharing medical records with consulting physicians, documenting all remote patient visits, charging patients and getting reimbursed from third party payers, and so much more. As new technology has expanded the meaning and capacities of telehealth, telemedicine platforms have improved dramatically.