As a result of the Coronavirus, essential businesses have had to adapt to how they are conducting business in order to keep everyone safe.
It goes without saying that healthcare is an essential business, yet social distancing requirements make it difficult to care for patients. To accommodate, providers are turning to telemedicine, or telehealth, the practice of caring for patients remotely when the provider and patient are not physically present with each other.
While telemedicine has gained popularity over the last few years, as a time saving way to see your doctor, it also limits exposure when disease transmission is of concern.
Strong Memorial Medical Center in Rochester created Telemedicine Visits: Tips for Families, to help consumers better understand the process and offer tips on getting the most out of a video visit.
“Some families worry that a video appointment will not be as good as in-person. Families might worry more if it is a first visit. Our team has been using telemedicine for almost two years now. We have found that many things can be done well with a video visit. We can often rule out certain conditions a family was worried about”.
If you or a loved one want to learn more about telemedicine, download this document Telemedicine Visits: Tips for Families to help you get the most out of your visit.