Telemedicine: New Tools, Emerging Risks

Program Description

This enduring webinar will review the types of telemedicine, its limitations and how it is rapidly evolving in a complex regulatory, technology driven and consumer-oriented environment. While the benefits of telemedicine are vast, its use and adoption must be tempered with caution. Health care professionals must be aware of the emerging risks associated with practicing telemedicine, such as regulatory restrictions, privacy and security, inaccuracies in patient self-reporting, and symptoms that may only be detected in person. We’ll also address strategies to reduce these emerging risks and the challenges faced by healthcare professionals to use telemedicine safely.

Objectives

After completing this activity, learners will be able to:

  • Discuss three types of telemedicine and how it has evolved.
  • Identify risks associated with practicing telemedicine.
  • Apply strategies to reduce the risks associated with practicing telemedicine.

Disclosure

No individual in a position to control or influence the content of this activity has reported relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. No commercial support was provided for this activity. 

Faculty

Richard F. Cahill, JD, Vice President, Associate General Counsel, The Doctors Company

Robert Morton, BA, ARM, CPHRM, The Doctors Company

Continuing Education Credit

The Doctors Company is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education activities for physicians.

The Doctors Company designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Doctors Company estimates one and one quarter hour for completion of this course. A passing score of 80 percent or greater is required to successfully complete the activity and earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Course ID#: TDE 16001.0
Issue Date for This Activity: 01/27/2016
Expiration Date for This Activity: 06/30/2019

The Doctors Company is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at ADA.org/CERP.

The Doctors Company designates this enduring material activity for 1.25 continuing education credits. Dentists should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Doctors Company estimates one and one quarter hour for completion of this course. A passing score of 80 percent or greater is required to successfully complete the activity and earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Disclaimer

The information and guidelines contained in this recorded enduring material activity are generalized and may not apply to all practice situations. The faculty recommends that legal advice be obtained from a qualified attorney for specific application to your practice. The information is intended for educational purposes only.

Complies with State Requirements

Content is approved for ethics or professional responsibility credit required by the Texas Medical Board

Technical Requirements

This activity is best experienced using the most current browser (or one back) of Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer, or Microsoft Edge.  For all activities featuring audio you must have a sound card and speakers. To view graphic images and references that appear in separate "pop-up" windows, you must have JavaScript and session cookies enabled on your computer.  Adobe Acrobat Reader may be required for certain activities.

Resources

Click Here to download a PDF with resources related to this program.

Contact Us

If you have questions, contact educationsupport@thedoctors.com or call (800) 421-2368, extension 1243.