Telemedicine uses technology to present live, interactive video and audio between patient and specialist separated by distance. The medical consult is conducted from LifeCare, providing local access to specialty care from many miles away. Benefits of telemedicine consults include:
- Improved patient outcome and satisfaction
- Reduced costs and time away from work or home for patients
- Expanding services throughout our region
- Greater access to specialized care
For more information about telemedicine, call 218-463-4313 or message your provider’s office through MyHealth.
HOW IT WORKS
A typical telemedicine visit occurs with the patient, the telemed nurse, and a specialist in Grand Forks. Family members or caregivers can also be present if the patient desires. The telemed nurse operates the cameras and helps gather any information the specialist needs. During the visit, the patient sees and hears the provider as if he or she was in the same room. All telemedicine visits are transferred over private, secure Internet connections.
Current specialties currently serving LifeCare Telemedicine include, Oncology, Neurology, Orthopedics, Dermatology and others.