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Posted: April 12, 2012 10:54 a.m.

Technology gives doctors new ways to see patients

ATLANTA (AP) - In what amounts to a 21st-century version of the house call, Georgia doctors are increasingly seeing their patients via teleconferencing on personal computers, iPads and, if they have the app, iPhone.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that patients can receive care for minor illnesses or receive a diagnosis for something as complicated as a heart condition from the convenience of home.

Paula Guy, CEO of the Georgia Partnership for Telehealth, believes telemedicine may represent the future in health care delivery.

Guy said it will be up to each state's medical licensing board to determine whether it is appropriate or legal to provide consultations to patients in their homes via video without a history and physical.

 

 

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