TelemedicineOver 80% of orthopedic injuries can be diagnosed over telemedicine.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, OrthoNeuro is now offering Telemedicine appointments for our patients. You may schedule recheck, and post-op appointments via telemedicine.
As a way to continue caring for our patients, we have added telemedicine consulting to our care offering. Now, using a WiFi-enabled computer, tablet, or smartphone, patients can continue treatment under your physician’s care from home.
What is Telemedicine?
The term telehealth includes a broad range of technologies and services to provide patient care and improve the healthcare delivery system as a whole. Telemedicine involves the use of electronic communications and software to provide clinical services to patients without an in-person visit.
At OrthoNeuro, telemedicine appointments are done using HIPAA compliant secure video chat.
How Does Telemedicine Work?
How telemedicine works is simple. Telemedicine is the use of technology that enables remote healthcare (telehealth). Basically it makes it possible for physicians to treat patients whenever needed and wherever the patient is, by using a computer, tablet, or smartphone.
What are the Patient Benefits for Telemedicine?
Benefits to patients using telemedicine for an appointment include:
- Increased access to care
- Eliminates travel time
- Can be treated from anywhere
- Enhances traditional face-to-face medicine
- Improves patient engagement and satisfaction
What equipment is needed for a telemedicine appointment?
WiFi is not required but highly recommended. You will need the ability to connect to the internet, so if you do not have WiFi at your location you will need a mobile device with LTE, 4G or 3G service.
Laptop, tablet, smartphone, or computer with a microphone and camera can be used for your telemedicine appointment.