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Is telemedicine an effective way to make healthcare more accessible to Americans? Yes. Telemed_IWA_Essay Underline = class Real Rubric Summary Rubric Vernacular Sun Mon Tue Wed Thur Fri Sat 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Resear ch Done 12 Set up citations 13 14 15 16 17 18 Paper Done ✓ 19 Cut down words @2200 ! 20 Edit for rows 21 Final checks & COMPLETE 22 DUE 23 DUE THIS MORNING THO 24 25 Question Notes Citation Background Information What is telemedicine? - Telemedicine refers to the provision of remote clinical services, via real-time two-way communication between the patient and the healthcare provider, using electronic audio and visual means.” - Simply a video camera and a strong wifi connection. - “allows healthcare professionals to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients in remote locations using telecommunications technology” - Telemedicine allows people to access professionals without traveling far and allows for a telemedical doctor. - Two main types of telemedicine: - Primary care telemedicine, where the patient simply contacts a doctor for less serious, clinical issues. Thomas, Liji, MD "Telemedicine Defined." Thomas, Liji, MD
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- Specialized care telemedicine, where a specialized doctor can be contacted by other practitioners to consult about specific incidents / ask for diagnosis. This is in the hospital or emergency room. "Telemedicine Defined." What can it do? - Diagnoses of common medical problems such as headache, sore throat, back pain, digestive troubles - Inquiries about various medical issues for home treatments - Post-treatment check-ins or follow up for chronic care - Faster refill of short-term medical prescriptions - Holidays, weekends, late night or any other situation when regular medical care is not possible - Patient inability to leave the house due to sickness or bad weather conditions - Remote patients can receive more medical care. - Home monitoring and follow-up visits. - Specialist shortages can be addressed and fixed. - “For acute-care needs, providers can be accessed for on-demand visits. For follow-up, team-based or specialist care, scheduled visits are also available. Video-based telehealth enables a two-way, face-to- face conversation between the patient and provider that allows you to see the patient and guide them through a physical examination, as well as see elements of their environment for more informed decision-making.” "How Does Telemedicine Work?" "Why are Telemedicine and Telehealth so Important in Our Healthcare System?" Antall, Peter. Examples of it? / Extent of what can be done - Dr. Raveena Rihal can treat people through their phones. - Dr. On Demand - Connects with patients quickly. - Checks through the phone, asks parents to help with checking. - 13 minute exam, $40, and prescriptions were sent to a nearby pharmacy. - Dr. Pat Basu, chief medical officer, says the money adds up.
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