Telemedicine is the delivery of healthcare over modern communication methods. In the case of OrthoLive, this is done with HIPAA compliant secure video chat.
In 2013 there was 350,000 visits using telemedicine. In 2018 it is projected that 7 million patients will use telemedicine.
Simplified Access, Eliminate Travel Time, Can be seen/treated from anywhere, Easy Virtual Scheduling
WiFi is not required but highly recommended. You will need the ability to connect to the internet, so if you do not have WiFi at your location you will need a mobile device with LTE, 4G or 3G service.
The visit is billed to your insurance and coverage is the same as if you were in the office for an in-person visit.
iOS and Android devices
It is estimated that over 70% of initial injuries can be diagnosed via telemedicine.
Your provider can order testing such as MRI, CT, Electrodiagnostic studies (EMG/NCS) and X-rays. Treatment can ordered such as injections, physical or hand therapy, prescription medications and bracing.
Visits typically last less than 10 minutes