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11 Telemedicine Tools Transforming Healthcare

We haven't figured out how to teleport patients into medical offices. But telemedicine technologies link patients and clinicians in ways Ray Bradbury would admire.
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American Well provides telemedicine services that enable patients and physicians to consult remotely. As pictured here, patients and doctors can see each other via webcam, as well as communicate by text, email, or phone. The service can provide patients with medical consultation off hours, with specialists who are in short supply, and to help monitor chronic conditions.

American Well and Harvard's renowned Joslin Diabetes Center recently announced their intent to collaborate to extend Joslin's expertise to diabetes patients using American Well's Online Care technology.

American Well also collaborates with other partners, including the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, drug store chain Rite Aid, and health insurer Blue Cross Blue Shield, to deliver telemedicine services to various patient populations, including those seeking mental health services, common acute diagnoses, and specialty medical consultations from remote places.

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