1. What is Telemedicine?
Telemedicine is the use of medical information exchanged from one site to another via electronic communications to improve a patient’s clinical health status. Telemedicine includes a growing variety of applications and services using two-way video, email, smart phones, wireless tools and other forms of telecommunications technology.
2. What is RealTime Clinic?
RealTime Clinic (RTC) is a mobile platform to enable safe and effective telemedicine consults. The platform leverages off-the-shelf technology as well as licensed technology to build a first generation telemedicine platform to delivering superior service. Healthcare providers on the platform can extend their service levels for existing patients while allowing access to new patients.
3. Is RealTime Clinic Safe?
RealTime Clinic video chat helps you to be HIPAA compliant in two ways:
(1) It protects data privacy in that all audio/video communication is securely encrypted and transmitted from point-to-point such that even RealTime Clinic does not have access to any identifiable health information that may be communicated.
(2) RealTime Clinic offers the HIPAA-required Business Associate Agreement where RealTime Clinic agrees to be responsible for keeping all patient information secure and to immediately report any breach of personal health information.