AMA quick guide to telemedicine in practice

AMA quick guide to telemedicine in practice

The use of telemedicine and remote care services are critical to the safe management of the COVID-19 pandemic, while also ensuring uninterrupted care for 100 million Americans with chronic conditions. Telemedicine spans a continuum of technologies that offer new ways to deliver care including:Real-time, audio-video communication tools (telehealth) that connect physicians and patients in different locations.Store-and-forward technologies that collect images and data to be transmitted and interpreted later.Remote patient-monitoring tools such as blood pressure monitors, Bluetooth-enabled digital scalesand other wearable devices that can communicate biometric data for review (which may involve the use of mHealth apps).Verbal/Audio-only and virtual check-ins via patient portals, messaging technologies, etc.

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