2. Telehealth Patient – Practitioner Protocol 2.25 CME
This activity has been approved for 2.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
These guidelines are designed to serve as both a consensus operational best practice reference.
Telehealth is the use of electronic means or technology to provide mental health services by any healthcare discipline. It is not a separate medical or mental health service. It is simply a different means through which a practitioner can deliver services that have historically been delivered in person in the healthcare field. Telehealth is discipline neutral, meaning that all healthcare disciplines can use the technology modality to provide services.
Telehealth practice guidelines have been developed by panels that include experts from the field and other strategic stakeholders and designed to serve as both an operational reference and an educational tool to aid in providing appropriate care for patients. The purpose of these standards is to assist practitioners in pursuing a sound course of action to provide effective and safe medical care that is founded on current information, available resources, and patient needs. This course reduces risk and provides education and competency to meet regulatory and licensure requirements for practitioners providing telehealth services to patients while integrating appropriate patient and practitioner communication. Implementing patient suitability, conducting patient risk assessments, developing rapport with patients all while providing proper documentation, and ethical screenings with appropriate referrals in and out will allow for a seamless transition to the use of telehealth. The goal of this course is to present patient care protocols that practitioners can use as a pathway toward effective and high quality patient care.
This CME course is brought to you using a “virtual classroom” that can be accessed 24/7/365 on any device connected to the internet using any network. Once enrolled it will never leave your account and will be updated as needed.
* CME credits for this course provided by The Medical Society of Maryland – AACME Certified CME Partner
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