New wave of telemedicine uses mobile phone video to link patients, doctors

Stick out your smartphone and say AHHHHH.

Although it’s early days for a new wave of telemedicine, some Canadians can now avoid trips to the doctor’s office by using their mobile phone’s video camera.

In March, Telus Health launched a new video link between patients and select doctors in British Columbia, the only province with a billing code to pay doctors for such visits.

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