There is also clear evidence that consumers and physicians are ready for telemedicine, Dr. ... Dr. López also stressed that telemedicine doesn't need to be complicated to be effective.
Q: What are some of the barriers to effectively using telemedicine at this time? ... I'm hoping that this will be a positive change for access to care through telemedicine.
Checklist offers ways to improve communication during telemedicine visits with older patients. ... It includes numerous strategies that clinicians can use before and during telemedicine visits with older patients, regardless of their hearing status,
Certification: Internal medicine, 1993. ACP Fellowship: 1999. Present positions: Professor of medicine and pathology; medical director, Arizona Telemedicine Program, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, Ariz.
Telemedicine proponents play it up as a way of alleviating unneeded ER visits, for the uninsured who can't get to a doctor, or for rural areas that don't otherwise ... Is "doc in a box" a good thing? The Texas Medical Board is adapting its telemedicine
2. Medical care doesn't necessarily need to be face-to-face. Last week I had my first telemedicine clinic. ... I had done telemedicine inpatient infectious diseases consults for small community hospitals in the past but never outpatient clinic.
However, many patients still lack access because telemedicine visits for palliative care are not yet covered by Medicare.
Read our feature on an in-depth discussion of colonoscopy and its current and potential future place in screening for colorectal cancer, and learn how telemedicine was used at 13 hospitals
Telemedicine may hold some promise in this area, too, but as yet its benefits remain more of a goal than a reality, the story explains.
The patchwork of state laws on telehealth can be a deterrent for physicians wishing to incorporate telemedicine into their practices. ... To learn about the benefits and risks of telemedicine, see ACP's policy paper on telemedicine.