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Telemedicine and the Doctor/Patient Relationship

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With all the advances in health care technology, many physicians participate in video conferences with their patient's and with other members of the health care team. Giving that health care technology is constantly changing will technology continue to help or harm doctor/patient relationships and trust?

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With all the advances in health care technology, many physicians participate in video conferences with their patient's and with other members of the health care team. Giving that health care technology is constantly changing will technology continue to help or harm doctor/patient relationships and trust?

If adopted correctly, Health Information Technology (HIT) can have a positive impact on the doctor/patient relationship. Their are multiple forms of HIT currently being implemented within the health care field. Telemedicine, which you mention, is facet of the current landscape. Benefits of telemedicine include:

"improved access to information;
provision of care not previously deliverable;
Improved ...

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Benefits and barriers to implementing telemedicine technology is addressed specifically related to the doctor/patient relationship.

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