When a child gets sick, parents often have to take a day off of work and they may lose wages. In a recent study, researchers examined the Health-e-Access telemedicine program in Rochester, NY, to gauge its success.
The program allows a telehealth assistant at the school or childcare center to record and share health information, sounds, and images with children's primary doctors via videoconference for diagnosis and treatment.
Parents liked the convenience of the program and the ability to have medications delivered directly to the school or childcare site.
(Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Research Activities, April 2011)