Telemedicine, also referred to as telehealth or e-medicine, is the remote delivery of healthcare services, including exams and consultations, over the telecommunications infrastructure. Telemedicine allows healthcare providers to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients without the need for an in-person visit. Patients can communicate with physicians from their homes by using their own personal technology or by visiting a dedicated telehealth kiosk.
For patients at home, a typical telemedicine exam involves downloading an app or calling a telemedicine number, of the Hospital. After sharing information about medical history and symptoms, the remote patient will be connected to a clinician.
NEIAFMR will launch its Telemedicine Services shortly.