Telemedicine Information

What is Telemedicine? Telemedicine refers to medical health advice or treatment from a medical provider that is done completely virtual. Life is busy the way it is without throwing in a sickness you were not planning for. Making a trip to the walk-in clinic can take hours out of your busy schedule to get only 5 minutes with a provider. Let Health Now be your easy button for health care. From the comfort of your home you can schedule a visit and be seen right there. Even if you are on vacation or enjoying a relaxing weekend are your lake, give us a call. As long as you are in the states of North Dakota, South Dakota, or Minnesota, Health Now can take care of you.

Telemedicine may feel new to many of us. But, telemedicine has actually been around much earlier and longer than many of us think. No, not in the "traditional" sense as to what you think about now - face-to-face video visits on your cell phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer. In the 1940s radiology (x-ray) images were transmitted over a telephone line from one doctor to another for review.

Healthcare has been using teleradiology - transmission of radiologic imaging (x-rays, CT images, MRIs, etc...) for a number of years. This service is not new to the healthcare world. This service is essential to hospitals and clinics around the world. For example - someone you care for falls and hurts their ankle in the middle of a field and you take them to your local urgent care or emergency department. Many of these facilities are not equipped to employ a radiologist to analyze and interpret the images taken from an x-ray. These images are transmitted over the internet to a group of radiologists who are waiting at their computer to analyze and interpret the x-ray within a few seconds after the image is taken. This is teleradiology and telemedicine at its finest.

At Health Now, we are currently working with AdvancedMD. AdvancedMD is a well-known and well-respected electronic health record. It is a robust system with numerous safety measures integrated into it. AdvancedMD utilized Zoom Secure for all of the telehealth visits conducted. Your protect health information (PHI) is secured on the AWS cloud-based services provided by Amazon. You are in control of your own password and patient portal.

Health Now also wants to reassure you, its trusted patients and clients, that your payment is secure. All transactions are processed by a third party service called OpenEdge.

Health Now does not guarantee that your insurance company will reimburse any of the claimed amount being submitted.