The American Academy of Family Physicians plans to roll out a telehealth service to its 129,000 members in late 2018.
Here are four things to know about the telehealth service:
1. The AAFP will offer the telehealth platform through a partnership with Zipnosis, a provider of virtual healthcare technology. On the telehealth platform, AAFP members will be able to connect with their existing patients to supplement in-person care with remote diagnosis and treatment services.
2. The telehealth service will provide family physicians access to an online interview platform, where patients are able to provide symptoms and health history information. It will also offer physicians video consultation technology to remotely connect with their patients. Read more.