UnitedHealth tries to catch the telemedicine wave

July 1, 2010 by MedCity News

In the foreseeable future, patients may not only be able to actually talk to their doctor on the phone, but also look at them while the doctor accesses their medical history, listens to their heart beat and and checks their eyes, ears, nose and throat.

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By Thomas Lee

In the not-too-distant-future, Dr. Jim Woodburn says, patients can reach their doctors on the phone.

If that doesn't sound too impressive, consider this: the doctor can literally see the patient, access medical histories, listen to heart beats, and check the eyes, ears, nose, and throat- all from the other side of the country.

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