New telemedicine kit enables video conferencing

Physicians can remotely monitor patients and provide distance medical services via video conferencing.

VoIP Supply’s Telemedicine Kit-built from LifeSize Video Conferencing, a division of Logitech-provides physicians with remote patient monitoring and distance medical services to conduct quick visual check-ups for reviewing medical history, performing basic physical exams, or manage chronic diseases such as diabetes or asthma in patients.

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act-compliant kits are designed to help a practice start video conferencing. Patients need a home computer and Web camera to participate and also should sign a consent form to be treated via telemedicine. 

Telemedicine carts may increase productivity for doctors, providing opportunities for more billable hours and the provision of more direct services. Another potential benefit is that patients may not have to wait an extended period of time to see a physician. 

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