OrthoLive Telemedicine Option at
At Oly Ortho, we care about our patient’s 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, 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.
Telehealth Appointment Tips
Download the App: Familiarize yourself with logging into the OrthoLive app and how to enter the virtual waiting room prior to your appointment. Plan to enter the waiting room 5-10 minutes prior to your scheduled time.
Check Your Tech: Be connected to your home WiFi network. Sitting close to your router will allow for the strongest signal. Position your phone so your provider can clearly see you on the screen, place it on a stand if possible.
Set the Stage: Minimize distractions. Make sure you are somewhere quiet so you and your provider can hear each other. Keep pets and children out of the room if possible. Sit somewhere comfortable so you are relaxed.
Have an Assistant Available: Designate someone to help hold your phone and take notes. A second set of hands can be helpful to position the phone during the exam portion of the visit. Prepare a list of questions ahead of time so you don’t forget anything.
Attire: Dress as you would for a visit to the clinic.
Examples: Wear shorts for a knee exam or tank top for a shoulder exam
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. This is done via an iOS or Android device (must be a smart phone tablet).
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 Scheduling
How 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?
Smart Phones and Tablets
Health Savings Accounts can be used and visits average around 10 min!
Are You Ready To Take The Next Steps?
We encourage you to contact our care coordinators or make an appointment with one of our Board-Certified & Fellowship-Trained Orthopaedic Specialists at Olympia Orthopaedics.
Call Us Today! (360) 570 3460