Your doctor will see you now – in this telemedicine kiosk

From USA Today:

Less than a decade ago, telemedicine was mainly used by hospitals and clinics for secure doctor-to-doctor consultations.  But today, telemedicine has become a more common method for patients to receive routine care at home or wherever they are — often on their cell phones or personal computers.

In the past several years, a growing number of employers have provided insurance coverage for telemedicine services enabling employees to connect with a doctor by phone using both voice and video. One limitation of such phone-based services is physicians cannot always obtain basic vital signs such as blood pressure and heart rate.

That’s where telemedicine kiosks offer an advantage. Hundreds of employers — often supported by their health insurers — now have them installed in the workplaces, according to consultants and two telemedicine companies that make kiosks, American Well and Computerized Screening Inc.

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