Posted 01/03/2014 at 2:45 PM
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Ensconced as a living, thriving member of New York City and also being party to a web consortium offers many discoveries that only the, as they say, “city that never sleeps” can offer.
Teladoc: New York’s Beth Israel Medical Center has its finger on the pulse of healthcare’s new mobile frontier. Beth Israel’s Teladoc program is a 24/7 on-demand telehealth consultation service which works by smartphone/online video connection with physicians. It has been featured on major television news stations. People that work, live or travel in New York are privy to using Teladoc. The board-certified doctors available for this novel alternative to ER visits can diagnose, write short-term prescriptions, and offer the virtual patient, options.
Remote patient monitoring and virtual visits are becoming healthcare’s new frontier, as mobile technology becomes more and more sophisticated.
The CSC has published a full report about this soon-to-be-rapidly-growing field in what they have deemed as teleservices. Telecare, telemedicine, telecoaching, and telehealth are the categorical four central areas of teleservices.