This week I start the second course in my informatics certificate program from University of California, Davis, a class on Telemedicine taught by Dr Peter Yellowlees. Co-incidentally an article in the New York Times today on how Denmark embraces Telemedicine and Electronic Health Records.
Telemedicine offers many benefits to patients who are unable to visit a doctor on a regular basis. Using rapidly emerging technology, the patient can transmit medical data to their doctor using the Internet. A virtual medical visit. Watch this space for more on telemedicine as I plow through the class material.