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Patients, especially those with addictions, may often feel stigmatized for going to specialized treatment facilities. Outpatient care via video conferencing can help lessen the stigma and decrease the stress level of the overall treatment. Hospital visits can be pretty stressful for patients with disabilities, movement disorders, and psychiatric issues. To avoid stress, certain examinations can be performed in a video conferencing format. A doctor can then decide if they need to see the patient face-to-face. Patients can get monitored and treated from the comfort of their homes, surrounded by their friends and family. In addition to that, they get to avoid significant financial spending that comes with in-house hospital care. The latter is especially relevant for patients that move to a different country, but do not yet have that country’s health coverage. In that case, they can continue their treatment by talking to their doctor from abroad via a video conference. 

Moffitt Cancer Center implemented video conferencing for patient orientation, employee updating, and general examinations. Patients can also watch recordings to better understand their diagnosis and the required treatment since medical terms can be pretty confusing. 

This is just one of many examples where video conferencing has been effectively integrated into the hospital routine. Since the industry is expected to grow, there will be many more in the future.