Primary Care Via Telemedicine

Physicians and healthcare professionals across the globe are adapting to the “new normal” during these unprecedented times of COVID-19. Many physicians had to make the move to telemedicine vs. the in-person visit. This lecture will address on-demand technologies and self-assessment tools in the primary care setting.

Target Audience

Family physicians, general internists, hospitalists, physician assistants and all other interested healthcare professionals.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore the history of telemedicine solutions and programs in primary care and recent expanded use due to COVID-19.
  • Define terms utilized in telemedicine.
  • Identify the goal of primary care on demand technologies and self-assessment tools and recognize their benefits and limitations, as well as emphasize the importance of appropriate documentation.
  • Review the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) Practice Guidelines.
Additional information
Bibliography: 
  • Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Using Telehealth Services https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/telehealth.html
  • Graham, J.R. (2015). Top Health Trend For 2014: Telehealth To Grow Over 50%. What Role for Regulation? Forbes. 28 December 2013.
  • Daniel, H., & Sulmasy, L.S., (2015). Policy recommendations to guide the use of telemedicine in primary care settings: An American College of Physicians position paper. Annals of internal medicine, 163(10)787-789. 
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
08/01/2020
Course expires: 
07/31/2021

Deepa Sharma, D.O., ABFM
Family Medicine Center, West Kendall Baptist Hospital
Benign Breast Clinic, Miami Cancer Institute
Assistant Professor, Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine 
Miami, Florida 

Deepa Sharma, D.O. ABFM, has indicated that she has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and that she will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in her presentation or discussion.

Agueda Hernandez, M.D., conference director, has indicated that she has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and that she will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in her discussion.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Disclosure Policy and Disclaimer

Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.
              
Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 General certificate of attendance
Please login or register to take this course.

Required Hardware/software

PC/Mac Users
PC/Mac Users

This site is supported on the most recent stable releases of the following browsers:

Click Here to Download Google Chrome
Google Chrome
Microsoft Edge
Microsoft Edge
Safari
Safari
Moxilla Firefox
Mozilla Firefox
Internet Explorer

Attention: Internet Explorer Users
This site offers limited support for Internet Explorer 11 (IE11). When using IE11, you will be prompted to download course videos instead of viewing them in the browser. After the course video downloads, the recordings will play.

Mobile Users
Mobile Users

This site is supported on the following mobile devices:

  • Apple iOS mobile devices running iOS 10 or later
  • Android mobile devices running Android 4.4 or later, with the latest release of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox
Technical Support
Technical Support

If you are experiencing technical difficulties or have received an error message, please send an email to CME@baptisthealth.net and include a print screen of the error message, your browser name and version, username and URL where the error occurred. You can expect a response within 48 hours.