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The Future of Healthcare May Be Telemedicine

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Technology today has allowed society to make significant advances, including in healthcare. One such advance is in telemedicine. When considering telemedicine it is important to note this type of treatment option is still in its early stages. There are many hurdles to overcome and regulations to figure out. The rewards of a strong telemedicine program, however, have the potential to be huge in terms of how individuals get quality care. It offers those in need a plethora of options available day or night, any day of the week.

The appropriate regulations and legal conditions surrounding this new technology must be realized before we can really see the tangible advantages of this approach to health care. The ability for patients to have access immediately and most any time they need with medical professionals over the phone or via the computer and other smart device makes for what appears to be smart and efficient medicine.

Obstacles

Each state has its own regulations regarding licensure and oversight in the medical profession. Because of this, it can be difficult to actually implement telemedicine. The reason for this is that it would require providers to obtain multiple state licenses to operate throughout the country. This is not just an expensive proposition, but a very time-intensive one as well.

If increased costs are incurred by the provider, they are then going to be passed down to the consumer. This could make the overall idea and convenience of telemedicine out of reach for many. Telemedicine in terms of cost reductions, however, is something that is being addressed by U.S. Medicaid.

Medical Malpractice in Florida

The current need for multiple licenses is not the only thing that would be affected at the state level. Medical malpractice would be, as well, and would require claims to be litigated in the state where the doctor practices. This means that, potentially, if you live in Miami, Florida but are seeking medical assistance from a doctor in Virginia and there is an issue, the litigation would be done in Virginia.

In Florida, telemedicine has had legislation brought forth but it has yet to be passed. State lawmakers are having difficulty agreeing if out of state physicians should be given access to Florida residents to provide treatment. As of now, when most Floridians see a doctor, they are most likely seeing that doctor in the state. So if medical malpractice occurs, it is litigated inside Florida boundaries.

Finding a Malpractice Attorney in Miami, Florida

The medical malpractice attorneys at Pita Weber & Del Prado have extensive experience representing residents of the state of Florida who have been victimized by medical negligence and sustained a personal injury as a result. Obtaining treatment and recovering from an injury can be challenging so having the support of Miami medical malpractice attorneys to help you is essential.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of medical negligence it is important not to wait to call an experienced attorney in Miami. The lawyers at Pita Weber & Del Prado know how to handle these cases and are here to discuss your claim with you. Let us provide you the guidance you need to move forward and obtain the rightful compensation you deserve for your damages and suffering. Call us today at (305) 670-6666.

Resources:

flboardofmedicine.gov/latest-news/board-revises-floridas-telemedicine-practice-rule/

medicaid.gov/medicaid/benefits/telemed/index.html

news-medical.net/health/What-is-Telemedicine.aspx

https://www.pwdlawfirm.com/the-line-between-medical-judgment-and-malpractice/

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