By the end of this year, more than two-thirds of all health care facilities reported that they will either be using “telemedicine,” or that they are going to be offering it to their patients in a few years’ time. Telemedicine, or the online consultation with a health care professional, often in lieu of traditional office exams, is being used in fields from dermatology to mental health.
In rural areas and areas with extreme weather, many patients are now able talk with their doctors online. For patients with phobias that prevent travel, being able to consult with a medical professional can be a life-saving opportunity. Almost three-quarters of all patients surveyed reported that online consultation with a dRead More