What is Virtual Healthcare
Virtual healthcare refers to the "virtual visits" that take place between patients and clinicians via communications technology - the video and audio connectivity that allows "virtual" meetings to occur in real time, from virtually any location.
How does Virtual Health work at IACH?
At Irwin Army Community Hospital, a virtual health appointment means a patient at an IACH exam room can interact with an off site medical provider via a high-definition conference hookup. The off site provider guides a nurse in real time at IACH to assist with the examination using telediagnostic equipment like a digital stethoscope, otoscope or high-precision camera. The provider on the monitor can hear a patient’s heartbeat and breathing; look into his or her ear, nose and throat, as though they were sitting in the same room. Instead of traveling to another city such as Topeka or Kansas City, a patient can obtain an in-depth diagnosis and treatment plan here at IACH. The technology also relieves a patient from the additional coordination required to schedule an appointment with a network provider.
How secure is a Virtual Health consultation?
Just like a normal in-person appointment, a virtual health appointment is private and confidential. It can only be seen by the medical professionals involved in a patient’s care.
What kinds of specialty care are serviced through Virtual Health?
IACH offers Virtual Health services for the following:
Who is eligible for Virtual Healthcare?
Beneficiaries who receive care at IACH are eligible for Virtual Healthcare. However, VH may not be right for everyone. Specialty care providers review a patient’s medical case to determine if VH can be used to diagnose and treat a condition or illness.
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