Telemedicine facilitates the delivery of health care services by enabling general practitioners to diagnose, evaluate, and treat patients using telecommunication technology. Essentially, all you need is an Internet connection and a smartphone, or computer with a camera, for an affordable and convenient health care option.
A relatively new concept within the world of health care, telemedicine started in the late 1960’s with a few hospitals using telecommunications to reach patients in remote or isolated locations has grown exponentially. Rapid changes in technology and increased access to the Internet have transformed telemedicine into a tangible reality for the masses. Used in hospitals, private physician offices, private health care facilities, the office, and your home, telemedicine is poised to change the paradigm of health care delivery within our country. Access to health care is now literally at your fingertips.