From my friends at Wellness.com, here is another great read!
Telemedicine is here:
Telemedicine, for those not familiar with the term, was conceived four decades ago and is literally “healing at a distance,” according to the World Health Organization (WHO). WHO’s telemedicine interpretation is:
The delivery of health care services, where distance is a critical factor, by all health care professionals using information and communication technologies… all in the interests of advancing the health of individuals and their communities. http://ow.ly/JhApI
What does telemedicine mean for patients?
In today’s world it can mean the return of the house call. Virtually. TruClinic offers web-based technology that enables doctors and their patients to connect face-to-face via any internet-accessible device, any time. Laptops, notebooks, and smart phones now allow patients to see their providers directly, either through regularly scheduled appointments, or with one click access in crisis situations.