Infectious Disease Telemedicine Services in Northern British Columbia
Dr. Abuobeida Hamour and Sophie Walton conducted a project aiming to understand patient perceptions of the infectious disease telemedicine service offered through Dr. Hamour’s medical clinic in Prince George, BC.
They collected their data through a patient satisfaction survey and also examined the uptake and demographics of patients, through a chart review, who have used the telemedicine service since its introduction in January 2013.
Telehealth allows for the provision of a variety of healthcare services from a distance and improves access to services, especially for people living in rural and remote areas. These healthcare services offered from a distance can include triage, clinical session, telehomecare, and remote patient monitoring, education, and administrative support. Telehealth not only...Keep reading the story