My #IHeartHIT story: Telemedicine with my mother every week

I practiced telemedicine with my mother every week when she was alive. We did it on Facetime and it allowed me to catch her, to see how she was doing in her family environment. Medicine is practiced in the same way in countries around the world, not to mention the borders of the state.

I would like my mother to be with us again, but she is not. We are in 2017, telemedicine should be accessible to all.

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I would like all my friends and family as well as all patients and clinicians to have the opportunity to access telemedicine.

All patients, clinicians should have access to telemedicine – remove regulatory barriers and make it a refundable event. We should be able to access care ANYTIME, ANYPLACE, N 'IMPORTE O AN.

– Nick van Terheyden, MD, is Chief Medical Officer at BaseHealth.

This National Health Week, HIMSS, gives the industry a platform to share stories about how health IT is progressing. We are at a critical juncture on the road to health care transformation in the United States and policymakers want to know if we are making progress. Share your story and help policy makers.


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