Whether you’re just starting to research telemedicine solutions, or you’re in the process of implementing a telemedicine program, you’re probably wondering—what can I do to ensure my virtual patient visits are successful? How can I prepare myself, my staff, and my patients to get the most out of an online doctor’s appointment? xv
Before your next telemedicine visit, go through these points like a checklist. Then sit back and focus on getting your patient the best treatment possible, instead of worrying about your technical prowess. You’ll also find a helpful handout for your patients with similar tips on how to get ready and make the most of a virtual visit.
Note that for the most part, if you’re using a well-designed telemedicine platform, a virtual visit should follow the same clinical guidelines as an in-person visit. If you’d like more information on establishing clinical protocols and guidelines for a telemedicine program, check out ATA’s helpful guides.