What is it like to use video to perform a telemedicine diagnosis?

Telemedicine provider and infectious disease specialist, Dr. Charles Kutler, discusses what it’s like to use a robot and video to diagnose a patient.

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Delivering a telemedicine diagnosis may seem revolutionary. The concept of a physician “beaming” into a hospital room may seem like Star Trek Healthcare. You may wonder at the efficacy, when the physician is a face on a TV monitor.

Truth is, telemedicine programs are proven effective in medical care — with highly skilled medical TeleSpecialists, advanced audio/video/sensory technology, plus well-trained on-site teamwork.

The concept of telehealth was first proposed 100 years ago. Fast-forward to the 1960s, with the first attempts in putting concept into practice. In 2008, Eagle Telemedicine launched its pioneering hospitalist approach to telemedicine. In 2020, telemedicine is a proven approach to delivering medicine and clinical care — covering 13 medical specialties.

Eagle Telemedicine’s story is a case study illustrating a simple mission — to improve access to healthcare for millions of Americans. And yet, myths persist about telemedicine as a viable practice in medicine. Let’s address these myths, and explain the facts. You’ll see just how effective telemedicine is in delivering the highest quality medical care.

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