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Why are more people and doctors not using telemedicine?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Leonard Lado
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Obtacles telepsych
Although medical state boards, medicare, medicaid, value options and correctional facilities has paved the way for telepsychiatry, a type of telemedicine, many hospitals have not incorporated this into the hospitals priviliging bylaws.
Without this access to hospital patients will not be possible. The reason for this lag may be related tofears about the technology no insuring patient privacy laws, .

In brief: Obtacles telepsych
Although medical state boards, medicare, medicaid, value options and correctional facilities has paved the way for telepsychiatry, a type of telemedicine, many hospitals have not incorporated this into the hospitals priviliging bylaws.
Without this access to hospital patients will not be possible. The reason for this lag may be related tofears about the technology no insuring patient privacy laws, .
Dr. Leonard Lado
Dr. Leonard Lado
Thank
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Dr. Marsha Davis
And no reimbursement
Dr. HIndi Mermelstein
Psychiatry - Geriatric
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Person medicine
Telemedicine allows for the delivery of care to persons who would otherwise not be able to get the care they need.
And, studies have shown that in many ways it is as effective as more traditional medicine. But it is new, to many it seems odd and maybe most importantly there is no"laying on if hands " or literally the personal touch that can be part of the therapeutic interaction!

In brief: Person medicine
Telemedicine allows for the delivery of care to persons who would otherwise not be able to get the care they need.
And, studies have shown that in many ways it is as effective as more traditional medicine. But it is new, to many it seems odd and maybe most importantly there is no"laying on if hands " or literally the personal touch that can be part of the therapeutic interaction!
Dr. HIndi Mermelstein
Dr. HIndi Mermelstein
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Dr. Azen Jukic
Pathology
In brief: They are
We actually are.
However, in usa each state would like you to get their license to practice there. Furthermore, fda wants to approve all of the hardware used in telemedicine. Also, establishing th e appropriate infrastructure necessitates significant iinvestment. So the process is slow but we are getting there. However telemedicine is more than emailing your photo to your doctor.

In brief: They are
We actually are.
However, in usa each state would like you to get their license to practice there. Furthermore, fda wants to approve all of the hardware used in telemedicine. Also, establishing th e appropriate infrastructure necessitates significant iinvestment. So the process is slow but we are getting there. However telemedicine is more than emailing your photo to your doctor.
Dr. Azen Jukic
Dr. Azen Jukic
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