How Telemedicine Can Actually Work

My last post generated an interesting comment from a reader questioning whether telemedicine can actually be used to do a physical exam. The reader brings up some great questions about how telemedicine can actually work. Such questions and resistance to new technology clearly highlight the struggle for technological progress in medicine.

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How Telemedicine Will Replace the Once-Sacred Doctor’s Exam

Despite the advances of “Going Live” that I wrote about previously, there are some areas of the health system where a computer cannot replace the presence of a human doctor. In medicine the sacred territory of the doctor is the “physical exam” – the physical examination of a patient. This is the Holy Grail . . . → Read More: How Telemedicine Will Replace the Once-Sacred Doctor’s Exam

E-Visits: The Next Big Thing in Healthcare?

It seems that, by 2009, doctors may be able to bill Medicare for electronic consults, a practice that has been discussed in the past but has not been reimbursed by insurers (except in a few remote instances) to date.

Under this new provision, consumers of healthcare . . . → Read More: E-Visits: The Next Big Thing in Healthcare?