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 scales and 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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