Facebook39Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Olympia Orthopaedic AssociatesAt Oly Ortho, we care about our patients safety and access to healthcare. Now offering OrthoLive Virtual consultations with specialists during COVID-19 outbreak.Olympia Orthopaedic Associates has acted swiftly to service patients via Telemedicine for patients with orthopaedic needs that are stuck at home while the COVID-19 outbreak continues to worsen in the U.S.Many of Oly Ortho’s physicians have offered OrthoLive, a virtual option to meet and speak with a specialist through your Smart Phone or tablet. To find out if you are a candidate for OrthoLive, call Olympia Orthopaedic Associates at (360) 570-3460 and ask a representative about our Telemedicine option.It is quite simple, after you have confirmed OrthoLive is an option for your visit as directed by a representative at Oly Ortho- you will receive a text message with your login credentials. This text message will also provide a clickable link that takes you right to the app store where you download OrthoLive. Once downloaded, you enter your login credentials and click through a series of waivers (mostly HIPAA), then you are in a virtual waiting room.OrthoLive.com expresses that around 80% of orthopaedic injuries can be diagnosed over its platform and offers some great information if you are interested in learning more about its platform.Check out the FAQ’s below:OrthoLive is a simple, secure way for you to hold a telehealth consultation with an orthopedic provider from Oly Ortho. OrthoLive allows HIPAA-compliant chat and video calls. It’s encrypted, so your patient health data is secure.What is Telemedicine?Telemedicine is the delivery of healthcare over modern communication methods. In the case of OrthoLive, this is done with HIPAA compliant secure video chat.Is OrthoLive secure and HIPAA compliant?Yes. OrthoLive uses HIPAA compliant video that is also utilized by other leading telemedicine providers and NASA.What are the patient benefits of OrthoLive?Simplified Access, Eliminate Travel Time, Can be seen/treated from anywhere, Easy Virtual SchedulingHow much does it cost?The visit is billed to your insurance and coverage is the same as if you were in the office for an in-person visit.Do I need WIFI?WiFi is not required but highly recommended. You will need the ability to connect to the internet, so if you do not have WiFi at your location you will need a mobile device with LTE, 4G or 3G service.What type of devices can I use?iOS and Android devicesWhat kind of treatment can you provide over Telemedicine?Your provider can order testing such as MRI, CT, Electrodiagnostic studies (EMG/NCS) and X-rays. Treatment can be ordered such as injections, physical or hand therapy, prescription medications and bracing.Health Savings Accounts can be used and visits average around 10 min!