What are TeleMed Visits

 

TeleMedicine may be used for diagnosis, treatment, follow-up and/or patient education, and may include, but is not limited to...

Benefits

  • Improved access to medical care by enabling a patient to remain in his/her local healthcare site (i.e. home) while the healthcare provider consults and obtains test results at distant/other sites.

  • More efficient medical evaluation and management.

  • Enabling you to interact with your healthcare provider without the necessity of an in-office appointment

Possible Risks

As with any medical procedure, there are potential risks associated with the use of telemedicine. These risks include, but may not be limited to...

  • In rare cases, the healthcare provider may determine that the transmitted information is of inadequate quality, thus necessitating a face-to-face visit with the patient, or at least a rescheduled video consult;

  • The inability of your healthcare provider to conduct certain tests or assess vital signs in-person may in some cases prevent the healthcare provider from providing a diagnosis or treatment or from identifying the need for emergency medical care or treatment for you