Telemedicine is a rapidly expanding technology to deliver exams and treatment to patients in remote areas of the world who have no other way to receive medical care. The doctor or nurse can have a conversation with the patient through software similar to Skype or Face Time, in real time. Today's technology is truly astounding. The practice of Telemedicine is about to explode in the United States and other developed areas, as well. This book shows doctors, nurses and patients how to use webcams so the experience closely parallels an in-person visit to a clinic or a doctor's office. Telemedicine's primary advantages are cost and convenience. There is no need for an appointment, no need for transportation, no delay in diagnosis and treatment. Once they're comfortable with it, patients tend to check in more frequently and ask more questions. Doctors and nurses can do a better job of follow-up care with Telemedicine. And it can sharply reduce the cost and patient overload in hospital emergency rooms. Author Clarence Jones is a former prize-winning TV reporter who currently has six other books in print. He is a master story teller and teacher.
The equipment and software is already in place, just waiting for this book. Your next medical exam may be a visit WITH the doctor, rather than a visit TO the doctor's office or clinic.