More Robust Informed Consent Needed for Telemedicine

Overview


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.”