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Answering 10 Questions

Answering 10 Questions

Description

briefly answer the following question with no more than 3 sentences each 

Zoom can be used to set up a telemedicine virtual visit.  The recording could be included in the patient’s EHR.  

  1. What are the advantages and disadvantages of using a platform like zoom for virtual healthcare visits? 
  2. Should both parties be required to use video?
  3. Can/Should the visit be recorded and put in the patient record? 
  4. How should providers be reimbursed for these visits? Should it be the same reimbursement as an in-person visit?  Why or why not?
  5. Are there any patient groups that would benefit more or less from this type of service? 
  6. Would you use it if it were available?
  7. How can a provider obtain the physical exam data (heart rate, resp rate, temperature, blood pressure, breath sounds, etc) needed to make an accurate diagnosis?  
  8. Are there some diagnoses that cannot or should not be made virtually?  Can these be recognized via video and referred to the appropriate in-person appointment?
  9. Will telemedicine all providers to see more patients in a shorter time period?   
  10. What are some of the unintended consequences you can think of with regards to replacing in-person visits with telehealth?