How Does Telehealth Work in This Pandemic?

How Does Telehealth Work in This Pandemic?

The pandemic has forced all of us to stay indoors for the majority of our days as we work to avoid exposure to the deadly COVID-19. It’s not just our lives at stake, after all, but our family as well as we could unknowingly infect them if we expose ourselves to the virus.

However, what happens if we need to visit a doctor? If it’s a medical emergency that needs urgent attention, you’d need to get in your car and drive over to the hospital. If it’s just a routine checkup, there’s a way to avoid going to a hospital where COVID-19 patients might be.

This is where telemedicine services come in.

The setup involves setting up a remote checkup session between yourself and your general practitioner. Your GP will set up an online meeting using remote services like MD Solutions+, and conduct the checkup like he or she would on a face-to-face meeting.

The only difference is that everything is done through the Internet – the GP will be at the clinic while you are at the safety of your own home. If necessary, a virtual health care assistant will also join in to document your medical history for future reference and submit the transcribed data over to the general practitioner.

Telehealth in Illinois can save many lives simply by limiting patients’ exposure to the virus outside and eliminating the need to leave the comfort of their homes.

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you need a virtual medical checkup set up. If you’re a doctor, you might want to get in touch with us as we also provide medical documentation services in Skokie, Illinois for medical professionals.

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