CloudVisit℠ Telemedicine is a software platform designed for physician use. It allows healthcare providers the ability to schedule and conduct online appointments with patients using a webcam and microphone for live video chat sessions. The telemedicine platforms are HIPAA-compliant making them viable for physician-patient connectivity under guidelines as set for by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
Presently, Google is running temporary feature, which lets people to consult a physician online. Google+ support online collaboration video service, which allows healthcare workers to share their expertise via video and give advice from their mobile or computers. “We’re trying this new feature to see if it’s useful to people,” a Google spokesperson said in an email response to Computerworld.
As per the latest research from Deloitte, from the year 2012, remote communications and video chat services are increased to 400%. Presently, in the U.S almost 75 million people seek advice from electronic visits or eVisits.
The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) revamped its patient portal, renaming it MyUPMC, and rolling out AnywhereCare, offering patients throughout Pennsylvania eVisits with doctors 24 hours a day, seven days a week either over the phone or through video conferencing. An $11 billion health care provider and insurer with 21 hospitals and more than 400 outpatient sites have an 80% satisfaction rating, stated AnywhereCare service.
With an aging Baby Boomer population and broadband bandwidth improved a hundredfold from a decade ago, telemedicine is exploding as a convenient and less costly alternative to the traditional visit to the doctors’ office.