What is telemedicine?
Telemedicine is the practice of medicine using electronic data transmission through video, audio, email, or text message. In other words, it is the delivery of healthcare services or consultations while the patient is at an originating site and the licensed healthcare provider is at a distant site. Using Compcare, you will interact with a healthcare provider through live video as if they were in the examination room with you.
Is telemedicine approved for use in Minnesota?
How is Compcare different from other standard clinics?
Compcare is a more efficient and cost-effective service for employers, patients, and healthcare providers. We decrease the stress of managing logistical barriers to workers' compensation care and employer services. Wait times are reduced to minutes. Forms are electronic and stream directly to the medical record. Employers can manage and schedule employee health services with a customized dashboard. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff is determined to meet your satisfaction with a superior customer service experience.
How does Compcare benefit employees?
Everyone's time is valuable - we want to give that back to you. If you are feeling sick, Compcare can treat conditions such as influenza, strep throat, urinary tract infections, shingles, and more with our Urgent Care service line.
Will my information be protected, private and secure?
Yes. All of our employees are HIPAA trained and certified to ensure that your personal information is kept private. CompCare uses HIPAA secure and encrypted software to protect your personal medical records.
Who is currently using telemedicine?
By 2018, it is estimated that 90% of employers will be using telemedicine services. Most major hospitals such as Mayo Clinic and Health Partners have been using telemedicine, to a limited extent, for years.
How does Compcare evaluate and treat patients?
Compcare uses standard methods of patient evaluation in addition to new FDA approved telemedicine technology. Telemedicine services include the use of peripheral medical devices to offer a complete and standard medical examination of each patient. Common tools include: digital vitals signs, stethoscope, otoscope, ophthalmoscope, EKG, spirometer, and ultrasound. A nurse or certified medical assistant will be onsite to assist you.
Where will the doctor be located when performing my evaluation?
Onsite where you work and in some cases, offsite in their offices while performing your evaluation. Your visit will be the same or more accurate than a standard visit due to sophisticated secure video and audio capability.
What services can be completed using telemedicine?
Many occupational medicine based service can be completed using telemedicine. See our services page or contact us anytime - we would be happy to discuss specific requests.
Can I be seen at home through my tablet or phone?
Yes! Maybe it's your day off and you're not feeling well or you went home sick from work. Now you can be seen for a variety of common medical conditions from the comfort of your home using a tablet or phone. Visits are quick and easy and take about 7-10 minutes. If you need a prescription, we will send it to your local pharmacy.
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