Telemedicine from within a hospital or homeless shelter? M Health Fairview says it's underway

At St. Joseph’s Hospital in downtown St. Paul, doctors colloquially call them “the phone booths,” but two private rooms that have been set aside as telemedicine hubs for patients needing mental health and addiction therapy may represent the next frontier in remote treatment.

Using computer screens and AmWell virtual meeting software, outpatient clients can hold private conferences with psychiatrists, drug counselors and other professionals in a professional hospital environment, without fear of catching coronavirus.

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