Sometimes when you are trying to move forward with a big initiative, you need an ally. When it comes to big industries like healthcare, sometimes you need a few allies, but for the Telemedicine industry, they just got the support they were looking for and it came in a big way.
Over the past couple of years, the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) along with a number of other healthcare technology associations have been fighting for the recognition of remote healthcare also commonly referred to as Telehealth and Telemedicine to be given additional consideration by the healthcare and insurance industries to see that more of these services are made available and funded by their respective organizations. This past week the American Medical Association (AMA) provided a big boost to this initiative by approving a list of guiding principles for the use of telemedicine as a qualified doctor-patient engagement.
According to one article that went more into the details of the 8 page guiding principles found on the Healthcare IT News website, Telehealth gets big boost from AMA, the need for the AMA to get involved was two fold. First there needed to be more consistency in the terminology and definitions of telehealth and second there needs to be more consistent financial support from the insurance companies approving this type of care.
The intent is that telehealth based services can truly be equivalent to in-office visits therefore eliminating much of the red tape that has limited the advancement of telemedicine into the mainstream of healthcare services.
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About Shedan Maghzi
Shedan Maghzi - Avidex President has been directly involved in the AV industry for over 25 years. Maghzi joined Avidex in February of 2004 as General Manager of Northern California. He later advanced into the position of Vice President of Avidex’s Fremont, CA office, one of the nation’s most successful audiovisual groups providing design, systems integration and support services. Maghzi has held a wide range of leadership positions in the AV industry including Project Manager, AV Consultant, Director of Technical Services and General Manager with leading San Francisco Bay Area audiovisual firms. Shedan can be reach at firstname.lastname@example.org