Winona Health’s Rushford Clinic, 109 W. Jessie Street, invites community members to a free telemedicine demonstration and open house, Wednesday, August 22, 5 – 7 p.m. There also will be free blood pressure and blood sugar checks.
Telemedicine is a virtual appointment between a patient and a healthcare provider, with the patient in one location and a healthcare provider who is in a different location. The technology includes computers, video cameras and a secure internet connection. There is also special equipment, such as an electronic stethoscope, otoscope and a high definition “exam cam.”
“Telemedicine offers advantages to patients. For example, it is more convenient and saves time and the cost of travel for patients. It’s especially beneficial for those who have mobility challenges,” explains William Davis, MD. “Telemedicine technology also makes it easier for family members in different locations to be involved in the visit and stay up-to-date on a loved one’s care.”
Telemedicine visits are covered by most insurance companies just like a face-to-face clinic appointment.
All community members are welcome, and no registration is required. In addition to the telemedicine demonstration, there will be free blood pressure and blood sugar checks and light refreshments will be available.
Those interested in learning more about telemedicine but are unable to attend the open house demonstration should contact their healthcare provider to see whether telemedicine visits are an option for them. Or, for more information, call Jenelle O’Donnell, Winona Health’s telemedicine coordinator at 507. 457.7624.