The American Telemedicine Association report card helps decision-makers assess which states are supportive of new telehealth services and which ones have failed to remove roadblocks.
Clinicians need to be trained to think through their ethical and legal duties related to confidentiality, that is, their duty to protect the patient’s privacy when using any app.
Of all the barriers to the expansion of telehealth across disciplines, practitioner reluctance is often considered to be the most pervasive.
The ultimate goal of portability for telehealth would be much like driver’s licenses, where a licensed driver could operate a vehicle in all 50 states.
State laws were not designed to address the current capabilities of technology, and new laws are being considered to accommodate it, but take years and herculean efforts to change
Behavioral telehealth is considered by many to be the “next big thing.” Now is the time to get informed.
Marlene M. Maheu, PhD, is the Founding and Executive Director of the TeleMental Health Institute...
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