Should I get a healthcare plan that includes tele-medicine?
WHY doesn’t my health plan have Telemedicine?
Yes, you should get a healthcare plan that includes tele-medicine. It’s great for common health concerns.
Some health coverage plans include telemedicine and some don’t. If your current health plan does not cover it, consider a different health plan that does include it.
In brief, telemedicine is the remote delivery of health care services and clinical information using telecommunications technology. In layman’s terms, it references doctor visits on the phone. However, this healthcare help also includes a wide array of clinical services using internet, wireless, satellite and telephone media.
Basically, telemedicine refers to the use of remote health care technology to deliver clinical services.
With telemedicine, you can visit with your doctor by phone! Your can talk to a licensed physician who can prescribe medicines as needed.
Telemedicine is a significant and rapidly growing component of health care in the United States.
There are currently about 200 tele-medicine networks, with 3,500 service sites in the US, according to the American Telemedicine Association (ATA).
Nearly 1 million Americans are currently using remote cardiac monitors and, in 2011, the Veterans Health Administration delivered over 300,000 remote consultations using tele-medicine.
Over half of all U.S. hospitals now use some form of tele-medicine.
Telemedicine is safe, guided by standards and clinical practice guidelines and backed by decades of research and demonstrations. It’s safe and a cost-effective way to extend health care delivery.
Around the world, millions of patients use tele-medicine to monitor their vital signs, remain healthy and stay out of hospitals and emergency rooms.
Look for a plan that has telemedicine that covers basic general health, behavioral issues and dermatology.
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