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Man speaking to a healthcare provider via computer. Telemedicine is a convenient alternative to traditional medical visits for minor injuries, re-checks, care monitoring and to answer questions because it gives the worker an opportunity to engage with a medical provider with minimal disruption. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Telemedicine has grown more popular over the past few months as physicians utilized new methods to connect with and diagnose their patients in the wake of the COVID-19 shutdowns. However, even before these changes became necessary, many employers and medical offices found that virtual appointments delivered another alternative to providing care for some patients.

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Patricia L. Harman

Patricia L. Harman is the editor-in-chief of Claims magazine, a contributing editor to PropertyCasualty360.com, and chairs the annual America's Claims Event (ACE), which focuses on providing claims professionals with cutting-edge education and networking opportunities. She covers auto, property & casualty, workers' compensation, fraud, risk and cybersecurity, and is a frequent speaker at insurance industry events. Contact her at [email protected]

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