Telemedicine is a technology that allows patients to access the services of healthcare providers remotely, using tools such as video conferencing and other forms of remote communication. This practice has been rapidly growing in popularity, especially among independent providers who work from home or in rural areas where they may not have access to a traditional office space or other resources. 

Telemedicine has been shown to improve access to care for many people who would otherwise have difficulty getting it. In addition, it can increase efficiency by allowing doctors to treat patients remotely instead of having to travel to their offices.