Cartersville OB GYN Adds Maternal Fetal Services via Telemedicine
Telemedicine is the exchange of medical information from one site to another by electronic communication to provide clinical services. Telemedicine is not a separate medical specialty, but a way to use a group of tools such as: 2 way video, wireless tools and remote imaging to bring care to the patient instead of the patient traveling see a provider. Hospitals, workplace clinics, patient homes and doctor's offices are now integrating telemedicine into their operations. Patient consultations, imaging and remote vital sign monitoring by bluetooth are all part of telemedicine.
Beginning in November, Cartersville OB/GYN will begin offering maternal fetal medicine services in our offices via telemedicine. We expect this to decrease out of pocket expenses for our patients and add convenience since patients won't have to travel outside of Cartersville for most high risk services. Adding telemedicine to our practice will place us as leaders in medical technology use and add value to our patients' experience!