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Telemedicine, also known as telehealth, is a way to use technology to connect patients and their health care providers. It’s not a new concept, but it has become increasingly popular during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Jack Yu-Chuan Li will introduce some cases of telemedicine. While the outbreak of COVID-19, certainly changes our medical system in many ways. Dr. Li will introduce a skin project that uses social media like Facebook for early patient disagonosis.

They assemble 50 volunteered dermatologists and established this TWcanhelp facebook group. You can check their official website here. Anyone can join the Facebook group and if you have a dermatology problem during this quarantine from Covid-19, you could take a photo and then put your question in there. There are 50 dermatologists that’s ready to answer your question 24 hours a day.

In addition to helping everyone maintain safe social distancing at this time, telemedicine offers advantages you may enjoy even after this outbreak has passed, such as:

  • Convenient for caretakers of young children and the elderly
  • No travel time
  • More flexible appointment times
  • Less risk of exposure to others
  • Private and HIPPA compliant

Have you ever utilized telemedicine before?

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