Walmart Offering Telemedicine Visits to Employees for $4

In an effort to increase employee’s use of telemedicine, Walmart has recently reduced the cost of telemedicine visits for its employees by 90%, from $40 to $4. With these low costs, Walmart is hoping to convince the over a million employees enrolled in Walmart’s Associates’ Medical Plan, to begin … [Read more...]

What is Telemedicine?

  Introduction to Telemedicine Telemedicine is the use of electronic communication, such as video calls, digital photography, instant messaging, telephone and email, to provide clinical services to patients, without an in-person patient visit. Some of the most common uses for telemedicine are … [Read more...]

The Future of Telemedicine

Telemedicine use is expanding at an incredible rate, but with that rapid expansion comes some growing pains. More specifically, covering telemedicine from a medical malpractice perspective will require adherence to new standards; Underwriters need to assess how medical care is being administered, on … [Read more...]

Teleradiology Prompts Medical Malpractice Insurance Quandry

A California Radiology Group plans to hire a radiologist to read films from his home in Colorado.  A practice commonly referred to as teleradiology, a branch of telemedicine. This teleradiology practice raises questions concerning whether the physician is practicing medicine in California or … [Read more...]