Unformatted text preview: where there are few options this is a solution. Medical facilities that are using video phones for patient consultations are another example of a solution to a less than ideal situation. I would not suggest that this should become the norm for patient care. Under certain circumstances this could be a useful tool. I would only advocate the use of video phones for patient consultations when is the best option for an immobile patient, not for a busy provider. Another example of this kind of communication in my work place is the use of a video robot that we take into a room with a patient that may be having a stroke. A Neurologist from another facility is able to see the patient and staff and help to assess what is actually going on with the patient and decide if the patient needs to be transferred for further treatment....
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- Spring '09
- Physician, electronic medical records, ten years