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Administering a Telemedicine Program

  • Luisa Taylor
  • Heidi Capling
  • Jay M. Portnoy
Telemedicine and Technology (J Portnoy and M Hernandez, Section Editors)
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Topical Collection on Telemedicine and Technology

Abstract

Purpose of Review

The purpose of this review is to describe the process of administering a telemedicine program including reviewing telemedicine guidelines; discussing licensing, credentialing, and privileging of providers; outlining scheduling and recruitment of patients; and measuring outcomes of a telemedicine program.

Recent Findings

Recent literature findings suggest that telemedicine in specialty clinics continues to grow at a rapid pace. Medical specialty programs should prepare to adopt a practice that includes telemedicine to better serve their patients and families who have expressed significant satisfaction with the delivery of healthcare in this manner.

Summary

With the appropriate support, any specialty clinic can provide their patients with a telemedicine option which has shown to be highly successful for Children’s Mercy Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology Department.

Keywords

Telemedicine Telemedicine providers Patient satisfaction Scheduling Licensing 

Notes

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of Interest

The authors declare no conflicts of interest relevant to this manuscript.

Human and Animal Rights and Informed Consent

This article does not contain any studies with human or animal subjects performed by any of the authors.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Medical Informatics and TelemedicineChildren’s MercyKansas CityUSA

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