Gone are the days when Doc Adams would make personal house calls to heal us.
Telemedicine was already gaining in popularity. Then, COVID-19 hit, and made this technology go viral.
Since the 1950’s physicians have been offering remote services. Telemedicine has become a necessary way for physicians to provide accurate and secure diagnosis to patients in a more affordable and efficient manner.
The World Health Organization (WHO) defines Telemedicine as “healing from a distance”. Not to be confused with Telehealth, which is not a service.
Thanks to technological advances, Telemedicine can offer much more than simple diagnosis of a cold or the Coronavirus. The most impressive new technology is the MC10 Biostamp.
The Biostamp is a wearable device that is still in its developmental stages. It can best be described as an electronic tattoo. These devices are flexible, breathable and practically unnoticeable to the wearer. They last about a week before the natural shedding process of our skin makes it fall off.
The MC10 can measure body temperature, light exposure, pulse rate, blood-oxygen levels, sweat, blood pressure, and even signals from the brain. It is amazing!
It is with technology like this that healthcare professionals will be able to do so much more than we ever thought possible from the comfort of our own homes.
Telemedicine is here to stay.
Currently Telemedicine can be utilized for the following care:
- Asthma and respiratory and sinus infections
- Colds and flu
- Diarrhea or constipation
- Insect bites
- Conjunctivitis (or pink eye)
- Skin rashes, infections, or inflammation
- Sore throats
- Sprained or strained bones
- Bladder infections and UTIs
- Sports injuries
- Other physical injuries
- Vomiting, heartburn, and nausea
- Joint aches and pain
- Small wounds and cuts
- Behavioral Concerns
- Therapy and Psychological needs
Physicians are also able to review lab and test results.
If you are a member of Allied Beauty Experts please let us know about your experience with Telemedicine and we will quote you in our upcoming BLOG article with a link to your website.
If you anticipate or already offer Telemedicine services, ABE can get you a liability quote for your practice.