TELEMEDICINE SURGES IN MICHIGAN AS DOCTORS CLOSE OFFICES
AppleMagazine|April 17, 2020
TELEMEDICINE SURGES IN MICHIGAN AS DOCTORS CLOSE OFFICES
The closure of doctors’ offices across Michigan during the new coronavirus pandemic has spurred a statewide surge in the embrace of telemedicine, a practice that allows doctors to treat patients remotely by phone or computer, officials said.

Hospitals and doctors have moved quickly to adopt the technology after government agencies and lawmakers removed regulatory obstacles starting in early March.

Experts say the telemedicine technology has advanced and spread quickly in a matter of weeks amid Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s stay-home, stay safe executive order, the Detroit News reported.

The Clarkston Medical Group has been providing limited telemedicine services since 2018 through eVisit, a virtual office visit platform that can be accessed through an iPhone or personal computer.

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April 17, 2020