Comerci Jr., MD, FACP, a professor of medicine and co-director of the University of New Mexico's ECHO(r) Chronic Pain and Headache Telemedicine Clinic in Albuquerque.
and case-based format used during telemedicine consultations with specialists.
Certification: Internal medicine, 1993. ACP Fellowship: 1999. Present position: Associate dean, outreach and multicultural affairs; professor of medicine and pathology; medical director, Arizona Telemedicine Program, University of Arizona College of
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.
Offering telemedicine can help keep patients in your practice and may attract new patients, since making a face-to-face appointment can be difficult for those living in rural areas or ... Remote monitoring, a key component of telemedicine, allows the
to engage patients, the use of telemedicine and other health information technologies, practice transformation and improvement, and measurement of results.
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However, many patients still lack access because telemedicine visits for palliative care are not yet covered by Medicare.
Dr. Yaggi added that most patients undergo CBT-I therapy with a clinical psychologist but added that new methods involve group sessions, telemedicine, and Internet-based delivery (see sidebar on page
In a hospital that requires physician visits every day, could telemedicine take the place of those daily physician visits?