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What is Telemedicine?
Telemedicine is the use of telecommunications technologies to support the delivery of all medical, diagnostic, and treatment-related services by doctors.
Prior to utilizing our services, all members must agree to our telemedicine policies.
What is Telemedicine?
The delivery of healthcare and medical treatment from a distance utilizing electronic information and technologies for interaction, diagnosis, and management.
What are the benefits of Telemedicine?
Visiting virtually can address health issues wherever patients are, even the comfort of home
Staying put cuts down on commuting, travel in bad weather, time off from work, need for child care
Using virtual health care tools can shorten wait to see a provider and expand range of access to specialists who live further away
Is Telemedicine Private?
We will not record visits with your provider.
If people are close to you, they may hear something you did not want them to know. You should be in a private place, so other people cannot hear you.
Your provider will tell you if someone else from their office can hear or see you.
We use telehealth technology that is designed to protect your privacy.
If you use the Internet for telehealth, use a network that is private and secure.
There is a very small chance that someone could use technology to hear or see your telehealth visit.
Does CURVI provide in office vistis?
For now, all visits are via telemedicine. You cannot schedule an in-office visit at this time.
How do I use telemedicine at CURVI?
At CURVI we provide members the opportunity to communicate with thier provider by phone, computer, or tablet. Often times private HIPPA-compliant video conferencing is utilized in addition to texting and cellular phone calls.
What are the limitations to telemedicine?
By its nature, telemedicine alone may not provide sufficient information to CURVI providers.
The convenience offered by telemedicine is the absence of face-to-face interactions and the collection of firsthand examinations, and vital signs. This lack could mask a potential need for emergency services or consultations in other fields. In addition, the possibility of failure of electronic transmissions may result in delays or errors in evaluation.
What do I do in case of an emergency while utilizing telemedicine?
Like any emergency situation please first call 911. Also, alert your CURVI provider and general practitioner.