More Patients Meeting With Doctors Via Web Programs Such as Skype

Physicians using webcams to consult with patients soon could see significant obstacles, as state laws likely will grow more restrictive as technology advances, according to Capistrant.

Physicians must be licensed in the state where their practice is located and in any state where they see patients through videoconferencing. However, Capistrant said that some states have agreements with others to accommodate doctors who see patients across state lines.

In addition, Capistrant said doctors must make sure their communication with patients meets HIPAA security requirements.

via More Patients Meeting With Doctors Via Web Programs Such as Skype – iHealthBeat.