REMOTE MEDICAL SERVICE
Telemedicine is the use of electronic communication technologies to provide medical care to patients without an in-person visit, with the goal of improving the patient’s health status. These electronic communications may be used for follow-up, management of chronic conditions, medication management, consultation with specialists, or other clinical services that can be provided remotely via secure video and audio connections. Telemedicine helps to provide access to prompt, high-quality medical care, timely return to employment, and better outcomes for injured workers and their employers.
Aside from immediate assessment and evaluation, telemedicine can be used for follow-up appointments and secondary opinions. It can also provide access to specialists who may not be available locally. Video consultations, along with remote patient monitoring technologies, can allow healthcare providers to monitor high-risk conditions, track patient progress, and help prevent or minimize complications or delays in treatment. All of this can be done while eliminating patient travel, associated expenses, and missed time from work.