The teleconsultation, which this week celebrates the third anniversary of its reimbursement by health insurance (effective September 15, 2018), has exploded with successive confinements. “In France, 6 to 7% of medical consultations are now carried out by teleconsultation, against less than 1% before the Covid crisis”, details Nathaniel Bern, co-founder with two doctors, Charles and Elie Dan Mimouni, of the French start-up Medadom, one of the players in this very competitive market.
The coronavirus boosts telemedicine in France and around the world
New to the subject, I myself have tried it. In a few minutes, I am registered on Medadom. After having carried out the technical tests (quality of the connection, operation of the camera and the microphone) to ensure that I can easily interact by video with the doctor, the site asks me to enter my Vitale card number, then to deliver brief medical information (allergies, operations, treatments, pregnancy) … And presto, I launch my appointment request with one click.
Seven minutes later, a text message informs me that a doctor is online. “Our partnerships with health centers allow us to propose a doctor registered with the Council of the Order in less than 10 minutes, 7 days a week. We have more than 150 practitioners on the platform”, explains Nathaniel Bern. Doctor A., a seasoned general practitioner from the MedikSanté center, appears instantly on my computer screen, and me
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