What is Telemedicine Technology?May 26, 2018 in
What is Telemedicine Technology?
Telemedicine is not new, although it seems that way to many people. It was developed more than 40 years ago as a way to use technology to bring medical diagnoses and care to individuals in remote parts of the world.
Telemedicine now involves using modern technology and telecommunications for doctors to visit their patients in a virtual manner, usually over live video or through still images captured and saved for their reference on a computer. This healthcare tool is invaluable for anyone whether that person is living in the heart of Los Angeles or in the midst of the Brazilian Amazon.
It is important to note that Telemedicine is not a separate specialty in medicine. There is virtually no distinction in the way in which a doctor of specialty group is reimbursed for this method of care versus in-house visits.