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The Doctor Will Skype you Now! How Video Chat Services are Changing Healthcare

Written by Kayley Conti
July 25, 2012

Skype is known by most as a way to keep in touch with friends, family and co-workers. But health professionals are using Skype a bit differently! By using Skype to consult with patients and other healthcare professionals, healthcare communication has certainly been enhanced in many ways.

Uses For Skype in Healthcare

Here are a few ways doctors are using Skype to learn, educate and communicate:

  • Consulting with patients who cannot necessarily travel to a practice. Whether it be because they live in a rural area, are immobile or cannot travel due to sever weather conditions.
  • Holding one-on-one or group therapy sessions
  • Providing first aid video instructions
  • Hosting educational seminars for doctors

Check out the infographic below for more Skype uses and statistics.

View full infographic here.

Have you used Skype to communicate with patients? Let us know how you've used Skype at your practice.

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