The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) defines telemedicine (telehealth)as the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support and promote long-distance clinical health care, patient and professional health-related education, and public health and health administration. Technologies include videoconferencing, the internet, store-and-forward imaging, streaming media, and landline and wireless communications.
Telemedicine (telehealth) services may be provided, for example, through audio, text messaging, or video communication technology, including videoconferencing software.
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There are many websites and programs that vary in features, function and cost. We have researched some of the most popular solutions and would like to share these options.
?CHECK OUT THESE EHR/TELEMEDICINE PLATFORMS MADE BY ACUPUNCTURISTS FOR ACUPUNCTURISTS?
If you currently use UP for your EHR needs, telemedicine has been made an added feature for no additional cost during the COVID-19 pandemic. LEARN MORE HERE
If you currently use Jane for your EHR needs, telemedicine has been made an added feature for no additional cost during the COVID-19 pandemic. LEARN MORE HERE
☎️CHECK OUT THESE POPULAR EHR/TELEMEDICINE PLATFORMS☎️
FREE version includes:
- Unlimited LD video
- Unlimited minutes
- Unlimited sessions
Professional version ($35/month) includes:
- Unlimited HD video
- Payment Processing
- Screen Sharing
- On-demand chat support/scheduled phone support
Basic Version ($6/month) includes:
- 30GB Cloud Storage
- Video and Voice Conferencing for up 100 participants/call
Business Version ($12/month) includes:
- Unlimited Cloud Storage
- Video and Voice Conferencing for up 150 participants/call
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Basic Version ($49/month) includes:
- Unlimited video calls + chat
- Integrated intake, consent, and patient triage queue
- SEO friendly landing page
?️During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the following FREE services are considered acceptable by HIPAA?️
- Apple FaceTime*
- Facebook Messenger video chat*
- Google Hangouts video*
*These services are not HIPAA compliant. Providers are encouraged to notify patients that these third-party applications potentially introduce privacy risks, and providers should enable all available encryption and privacy modes when using such applications.*
Lhasa OMS does not endorse or have any ownership/partnership in any of the mentioned companies. This is an unbiased listing of options for Acupuncturists and Integrative Health Practitioners to continue seeing clients and providing services without in-person contact.