7 Telemedicine Risk Categories

A new report, called "Telemedicine Risk Management: A Practical Guide for Understanding and Mitigating Patient Safety and Malpractice Exposure," released by TeamHealth, a physician staffing solutions company, outlines the patient safety and malpractice risks associated with telemedicine programs, and it explores potential strategies for lowering these risks.

The report outlines the following general categories of risk associated with Telemedicine:

•    Privacy, security and patient confidentiality
•    Credentialing
•    Informed consent
•    Maintaining continuity of care
•    Ensuring reliability of the technology
•    Choosing the appropriate clinical context
•    Providing the oldest form of telemedicine — telephone advice

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