If you are interested in working locum tenens but do not wish to travel, then perhaps Telehealth or Telemedicine at Locum Tenens USA is the answer for you! Healthcare reform and technology are changing the way we practice medicine and you can be a part of this exciting new model, providing medical treatments to patients via the Internet! This is a great way to earn extra money while holding down a full time job or make it your specialty full time job and work remotely to provide care to patients all over the country!
Information provided by the Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) and other members of the National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers have defined Telehealth as follows:
“Today, telehealth encompasses four distinct domains of applications. Note, however, that each state Medicaid program and private insurer varies in its use and reimbursement of these applications. These are commonly known as:
- Live Videoconferencing (Synchronous): Live, two-way interaction between a person and a provider using audiovisual telecommunications technology.
- Store-and-Forward (Asynchronous): Transmission of recorded health history through an electronic communications system to a practitioner, usually a specialist, who uses the information to evaluate the case or render a service outside of a real-time or live interaction.
- Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM): Personal health and medical data collection from an individual in one location via electronic communication technologies, which is transmitted to a provider in a different location for use in care and related support.
- Mobile Health (mHealth): Health care and public health practice and education supported by mobile communication devices such as cell phones, tablet computers, and PDAs. Applications can range from targeted text messages that promote healthy behavior to wide-scale alerts about disease outbreaks, to name a few examples.”
Think about joining Locum Tenens USA as a Telehealth provider and help to support the needs of patients who may have to wait for days or weeks for a health professional to travel to the area in which they live. Sometimes simply finding a ride to a doctor appointment can be difficult and can cause a negative outcome for a needy patient. Let us help you be a part of the solution for state-of-the-art healthcare and join our team today!