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'Combined Platform' for Telemedicine Adds Benefits, Orthopedic Group Says

By Elaine Goodman (medical/business Reporter)

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 | 1289 | 0 | 47 min read

Although telemedicine is often a real-time communication between a doctor and patient via live video, sharing information outside a real-time visit can boost the technology's benefits, according to a new white paper from the California Orthopaedic Association. For example, post-operative patients can be sent questions about the extent of their mobility, and submit answers electronically. Photos of the surgical wound could also be sent to the doctor’s office. The doctor can review the information before a real-time session with the patient, streamlining the post-op visit. A rea...

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