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Mon December 31, 2012

Vermont Doctor Tele-Consults Boosted by New Regs

Credit Reuters

New health insurance regulations in Vermont are giving a boost to telemedicine, the system that enables health care providers to offer consult with patients without being in the same room.

Sometimes residents at the Helen Porter Health Care and Rehabilitation Center in Middlebury are able to see a physician at Fletcher Allen Health Care through a two-way video hookup.

Porter nurse Leslie Orelup says the system works well.

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