Telemedicine is a new area of health care where medical information is transferred through
audiovisual media, such as a computer or a video camera, for the purpose of remote doctor's
visits or examinations. This new area of health care is important to test because it can
potentially provide real-time interactions between the patient and their health care team,
including phone conversations, online communication, and/or home visits. Many activities such
as a history review or physical examination can be conducted virtually as compared to the
traditional face-to face visits.
The purpose of this study is to determine patient and health care team acceptance of a
"virtual medical visit" as a substitute for a "face to face" visit for patients either
preparing to receive a stem cell transplant or previously received a stem cell transplant.