More Robust Informed Consent Needed for Telemedicine


Lisa Schmitz Mazuradvises health care providers to develop a process of informed consent specific to that type of care, even in the states where there is no specific telehealth requirement. « It gives the healthcare provider an opportunity to educate the patient on telehealth, which is good because even though it has been around a long time, it is still new to many individual patients, » said Mazur. « You can explain what the technology is, what is appropriate for, and what is not appropriate for, so that you’re all on the same page from the beginning.”