What is Telepathology & Telemedicine?

To answer the above question: It is Digital-based Medicine which affordsTransparent and Accountable Medical Care at a Distance.

Telemedicine/ telepathology can be viewed as “medicine on the go,” or simply “mobile medicine”.

Our modern society is developing into the infamous “digital life.” We shop, socialize, entertain, and even learn about new and exciting ways of doing our routine business “online.” In a sense, it is a way of loosely networking and finding the best solution for your life essentials. And, as we all know, when we get insights from others with far superior experience, skill, knowledge, and even talent, we gain significantly in many aspects.  Patients in particularly can become beneficiaries of unsurpassed high- quality and evidence-based medicine, when using the internet to shop around, compare quality and cost of medical services that will fit within the patient’s busy schedule, and not just convenient to a 9-5 office based medical practice schedule.

A number of telemedicine and telepathology online consultation practices are beginning to be the norm rather than the exception. Experts around the world are now able to interview the patient online, discuss and review clinical information, laboratory test result, as well as review pathology slide images as well as radiological images shared by others in real-time with images that have high-resolution(clearly visible and easily recognizable images).  Moreover, this makes it possible for patients to be better informed about their objective clinical diagnoses through a network-consortium of experts without one having to leave the comfort of one’s home or one’s work location for that matter.  But by simply signing on to a practice such as ours with an office located in Atlanta at http://www.medicaldiagnosticchoices.com, you can gain the world of second opinion, and guidance on how to stay healthy and prevent certain diseases. We will treat you like family because we care about your health.

By our dedicated professional, Dr. Jackson  L. Gates, MD,  doing a scientific and critical review of the current medical literature on your behalf, and by inviting other experts to the discussion, the ultimate outcome could lead to unrecognized ways of working up your particular disease or treating and managing an illness otherwise thought not to be treatable, at comparable savings to you.  And that should matter. For instance, the goal is to present your medical information in a forum similar to a “tumor board discussion” and/or “clinico-pathological correlation-CPC conference” as done in a hospital setting, except, we bring it directly to the patient via an online discussion.  Wow, that is quality medicine at its best, when you (the patient) become the subject matter, and various opinions about your health and treatment strategy are presented.  Don’t worry.  Your healthcare data and information will be safe and protected because it is required by law (HIPAA RULES:  http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/index.html).

If you care to get started in controlling and managing your healthcare, then visit me to learn more at http://www.medicaldiagnosticchoices.com to begin learning how you can be in the driver’s seat of your healthcare, controlling cost, and preventing disease before the disease process is too advanced  and cost prohibitive.

Written By: Dr. Jackson Gates

Dr. Jackson L. Gates, MD serves as our Founder & President of Medical Diagnostic Choices. He has personally diagnosed, treated, and reviewed well over 100,000 combined, clinical and laboratory medicine cases over his community-based medical practice career.

December 27, 2012

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