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Clinic Release / Physical Therapy / Rural Medicine

  • Rural Telemedicine Video Call

With changes in the regulatory handling of premature release of patients from hospitals and the subsequent readmission of the patient into the hospital due to complications resulting from the premature release or unclear or improperly implemented outpatient care.

Rural or remote patients can also be provided with quality care.

  • Appointments occur when/where convenient
  • Eliminate unnecessary travel
  • Video increases doctor’s billable hours









Clinic Release / Physical Therapy / Rural Telemedicine Use Case

Sarah plays on the varsity water polo team in a rural town in North Dakota. She dislocated her shoulder last season and she decided that arthroscopic surgery was the best solution. Six weeks after surgery, her parents brought her to the nearest physical therapy clinic which happened to be 3 hours away. The clinic was equipped with telehealth capabilities so instead of having to drive six hours each week, Sarah and her physical therapist at the clinic communicate via telemedicine video calls. Sarah shared updates and learned new exercises and stretches to strengthen her shoulder.  This saved Sarah and her family six hours of driving each week.

Sarah can log into the clinic’s online platform from her home laptop for each weekly appointment. Sometimes her parents join, either from home or on the road, using different devices. The physical therapist can use an iPad during the video call since he needs to move around the room to show different exercise techniques.

During the telemedicine video call, the physical therapists sent Sarah PDF files through SightCall so that she can download the week’s exercises. The video call is recorded so that Sarah can use it as a resource during the week if she forgets proper stretching technique.

Note: User story is provided for illustration purposes only, and any resemblance to actual persons is unintentional and purely coincidental.

90%

Did you know that 90% of medical doctors refer patients to a physical therapist?

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