TQ TeleConnection- November 2018

Telehealth gains momentum, but connectivity is key


WASHINGTON, D.C.–The use of wireless networks to support the delivery of healthcare services is gaining momentum and acceptance, but making sure the connectivity — and the policies to ensure that telehealth provides effective care and that doctors get paid — is a key consideration, according to experts during a panel discussion on the topic.

Sylvia Trujillo, senior Washington counsel for the American Medical Association, said that the adoption of telehealth by doctors is dependent on a number of factors: validated evidence that the approach is clinically effective; a payment pathway; whether there is additional liability exposure for the physician; interoperability and infrastructure availability; and training of medical professionals to use new technology-based tools and integrate them into their workflows.

RCR Wireless News (11/1/18) 

Kelly Hill