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Wed, Jul 22 8:07am

Telemedicine in the emergency department

By Jennifer O'Hara, @jenohara

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During the COVID-pandemic, we've heard a lot about telemedicine. While still a relatively new concept, advances in technology have made telemedicine a reality in hospitals, clinics, even the E-R.

On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, emergency room physician Dr. Christopher Russi and physician assistant Erin Mason will explain how Mayo Clinic is using telemedicine in the emergency department.

 

Learn from other patients how to get the most out of telemedicine appointments on Mayo Clinic Connect: Telemedicine: How to make the most of a virtual doctor visit

 

Many rural, and other patients do not have access to high-speed internet service, rendering "telemedicine" useless!

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Many rural, and other patients do not have access to high-speed internet service, rendering "telemedicine" useless!

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@mermaid7272, telemedicine also includes telephone consults. Even with high-speed internet, some people are not comfortable with technology or showing themselves on video or their home setting on the video. Thus telephone is always an option. You can read more about the different telemedicine methods people have used and how they have made them work for them and their setting in this discussion:

– Telemedicine: How to make the most of a virtual doctor visit https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/covid-19-telemedicine-its-a-brave-new-world/

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