Telemedicine and telehealth services, in which medical visits are conducted via software on a secure videoconferencing platform, can help increase provider efficiency while providing a convenient service to patients.
To learn how providers can use this technology to better serve patients, Software Advice conducted a survey gauging public interest in virtual medical visits as a tool for diagnosing and treating minor illnesses.
Gov. Jerry Brown (D) has signed a bill (AB 1174) to expand Medi-Cal coverage to teledentistry services beginning on Jan. 1, 2015,Kaiser Health News’ “Capsules” reports. Medi-Cal is California’s Medicaid program.
California is one of the first states to enact teledentistry services, according to “Capsules” (Hernandez, “Capsules,” Kaiser Health News, 9/29).