Category Archives: TeleMedicine

telemedicine is the use of medical information exchanged from one site to another via electronic communications to improve a patient’s clinical health status

ATA wants to launch telemedicine accreditation program for primary, urgent care this fall

 

Medcity News

These guidelines cover the provision of direct-to-patient, primary and urgent care services delivered by licensed health care providers using real-time, two-way videoconferencing and telephonic technologies.  Such technologies include mobile devices such smart phones, laptops, or tablets where regulatory conditions permit.

ATA Guidelines

AMA Adopts Telemedicine Policy to Improve Access to Care for Patients

“We believe that a patient-physician relationship must be established to ensure proper diagnoses and appropriate follow up care,” said AMA President Robert M. Wah, M.D. “This new policy establishes a foundation for physicians to utilize telemedicine to help maintain an ongoing relationship with their patients, and as a means to enhance follow-up care, better coordinate care and manage chronic conditions.”

AMA News Room

Telehealth gets big boost from AMA

HealthCare IT News

AMA says telemedicine could improve access, quality of care

Computerworld

Will TeleMedicine Really Lower Costs?

The reality is that a telemedicine visit likely could raise costs. The idea of having to uproot yourself, go to the doctors office, wait in the waiting room, wait in the exam room, etc is a really big deterrent that stops many of us from going to the doctors. The idea that I could click on a link and see a doctor from the comfort of my own home with no wait times (or at least I’m waiting at home where I can get other things done) will definitely cause us to see the doctor more often.

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