What You Should Know:
– The American Medical Association launches a virtual panel discussion today focused on telemedicine and COVID-19.
– The discussion is hosted by the AMA’s Physician Innovation Network (PIN), an online networking community of physicians, digital health companies and entrepreneurs.
The American Medical Association is helping mobilize a dramatic increase in the nation’s telemedicine capacity through its advocacy on Medicare policy changes and publication of the AMA Telemedicine Quick Reference Guide, a new resource to help physicians implement remote care. As an added component to our ongoing telemedicine efforts, the AMA launched a virtual panel discussion today focused on telemedicine and COVID-19.
This discussion is designed to share best practices and the latest policy and payment updates to support physicians and practices in expediting the implementation of telemedicine. This conversation should also outline the ways in which technology and telemedicine can strengthen physician/patient relationships, even in trying times like those of the current COVID-19 pandemic, so care can continue to be provided to those who need it most.
Over the course of the next two weeks, this online discussion forum will allow the medical and technology sectors to share best practices and policy updates to support physicians in expediting telemedicine implementation during the COVID-19 pandemic. Interviews are available with AMA experts to discuss implementing telemedicine to provide safe care to patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.