Only Telemedicine technology can provide appropriate measures in disastrous event while hospital facilities is far off or shortage of specialist in rural area.
- AMA (American Medical Association
- ACP (American College of Physicians) &
- ATA (American Telemedicine Association) have policy statements on telemedicine
- Overarching principles include:
1 - Establishment of valid Professional judgment in appropriateness for telemedicine in clinical setting
2 - Telemedicine held to same standard as in-person visit
Telemedicine laws and regulations are governed at State level
State Board proposed rule (4731-11-09) under:
1 - Review to update prescribing guidelines for patients initially seen at remote location.
2 - Medicaid covers telemedicine (since January 2015), follows Medicare site requirements, without geographic restrictions.
3 - No Ohio telemedicine coverage parity law, but exists in 29 other states.
External Forces Driving Expansion in Telemedicine Technology