Integra Urgent Care Telemedicine
Telemedicine adoption among patients in the United States is on the rise. In 2015, 5% of medical practitioners used telemedicine to evaluate their patients. That number rose to 22% in 2019, and by the time the pandemic ends, it is expected that approximately 83% of Americans will begin using telemedicine.
Telemedicine is here to stay!
What is telemedicine? – Simply put, it involves the provision of medical care remotely. Telemedicine enables patients to consult and interact with their healthcare providers without being physically present in a clinic/hospital. It also enables the physician to evaluate, diagnose, and potentially treat the patients remotely. Advances in modern video conferencing technologies enable seamless interactions between doctors and patients.
What is the difference between telemedicine and telehealth?
The terms “telemedicine” and “telehealth” are now used interchangeably. However, there is a marked difference between the two.
Telemedicine is a specific term used to denote the provision of health care services remotely. This can be facilitated through any two-way means of communication – audio calls, video conferencing, emails, fax, and instant messaging via smartphones, laptops, and any wireless devices.
Telehealth, on the other hand, is much broader in its definition – “telehealth is the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support long-distance clinical health care, patient and professional health-related education, public health and health administration. Technologies include videoconferencing over the internet, store-and-forward imaging, streaming media, and terrestrial and wireless communications.
Telehealth is different from telemedicine because it refers to a broader scope of remote healthcare services than telemedicine. While telemedicine refers specifically to remote clinical services, telehealth can refer to remote non-direct patient care services, such as provider training, administrative meetings, and continuing medical education, in addition to clinical services.
How will I benefit from adopting telemedicine?
Patients and medical care providers have found tremendous benefits and value in the adoption of telemedicine: healthcare can be faster, easier, and more affordable. Telemedicine removes several barriers to healthcare, opens up channels of communication and helps patients manage their appointments and follow prescribed instructions and prescriptions from their doctor(s).
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What should I make note of before I opt for a telemedicine visit?
Telemedicine is similar to an in-person physician visit, except instead of driving all the way to the hospital, clinic, or urgent care center (and waiting your turn), you interact with the physician via video conferencing from your home, office, or on vacation.
How is telemedicine used in urgent care clinic visits?
What is a telemedicine visit like at Integra Urgent Care?
At Integra Urgent Care, we are committed to delivering high-quality healthcare through in-person or telemedicine consultations. Telemedicine is a great way for the doctor to interact and evaluate your condition before looking at a further course of treatment. Video visits are also great for follow-up visits and to review test result(s) with your healthcare provider.
You can schedule virtual visits with our physicians 7 days a week from 9 am to 8 pm online at www.integrauc.com or call us at (469) 340-1710. Once we receive your information, we will contact you to confirm the time and login details, along with sending reminder messages prior to the actual time of your appointment.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you need a provider urgently outside of our opening hours, please call 911. During our hours, you can check-in online. We will call you when it’s your turn. No need to wait in our lobby.
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