Getting Started in Telehealth

This section includes numerous resources on how to get started with initiating telehealth in your organization. It consists of a variety of information from a startup checklist to a set of best practices and steps to developing a successful program.

  • Guidelines/Recommendations


    AHIMA Telemedicine Toolkit

    The American Health Information Management Association’s (AHIMA) telemedicine toolkit summarizes telemedicine’s introduction to the medical field, benefits and challenges associated with it, requirements of a successful telemedicine program and how to get started.

    TAGS: Medical, field, requirement, AHIMA

  • Checklists


    MGMA Telehealth Startup Checklist

    The Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) provides a startup checklist to assist in the operations of telehealth. It gives direction with the implementation and workflow of these services. It also focuses on reinforcing the physician’s role in physician-patient engagement.

    TAGS: Medical, group, Management, Association, Checklist, Implementations, Patient, reinforcing

  • Guidelines/Recommendations


    ANA Core Principles on Connected Health

    A guide is available to prepare healthcare professionals in the use of technology in healthcare. Telehealth experts base these principles from the policies they develop. Literature suggests that telecommunications can be useful in healthcare by using this foundation.

    TAGS: Healthcare, Technology, telecommunication, Foundation, Policies

  • Flyer/Sign/Poster


    Determining Staffing Needs for Direct-to-Consumer Telehealth

    This decision guide features steps to determine the staffing needs for conducting telehealth in your practice or facility. It focuses on the advantages and disadvantages that interest staff and clinicians connected to virtual visitation.

    TAGS: facility, Clinicians, virtual, visitation, advantages, disadvantages

  • Webinar Slides

    Webinar Slides

    Telemedicine Overview and Best Practices

    This presentation provides a solid foundation in understanding the legal and regulatory issues surrounding telemedicine, including licensure, the standard of care, informed consent and credentialing and privileging. This presentation has been updated from Complying with Telemedicine Requirements by Nadia de la Houssaye, Attorney at Law, Jones-Walker, LLP, and given at the LHA Trust Funds Trends in Healthcare Seminar on July 13, 2017.

    TAGS: Foundation, consent, credentialing, privileging, complying, requirements, nadia, attorney, LHA, Trust, Funds, Trends, Healthcare

  • Guidelines/Recommendations


    Telemedicine Fact Sheet

    Telemedicine is a technology in patient care that is growing at a rapid rate. This fact sheet provides information on the numerous types of telemedicine services that are offered and also sets forth some key facts that you need to know when considering telemedicine at your organization.

    TAGS: Technology, rapid, rate, Organization

  • Checklists


    10 Critical Steps for a Successful Telemedicine Program

    Telemedicine is the hot topic of healthcare these days and is predicted to be the future of healthcare. Many questions have arisen in regard to this practice, particularly in establishment of this project. Concerns include issues related to the finances, security, environment and representatives involved in this process. Specific steps need to be taken in order to develop a successful telemedicine program. Here are 10 critical steps that have been identified to ensure all bases are covered in order to implement this service.

    TAGS: Healthcare, Security, implemented, future, predicted, identified

  • Guidelines/Recommendations


    Telehealth Playbook

    The Telehealth Playbook was developed by the American Medical Association in 2020 to help physicians quickly implement telehealth services in their office practices. The playbook offers step-by-step assistance in implementing a telehealth program and answers many questions associated with these services.

    TAGS: American, Medical, Association, Physicians, implementing, Practices