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Emergency Telemedicine

Section Officers & Staff

Chair
Hartmut Gross, MD, FACEP
Chair-Elect
Edward A. Shaheen, MD, FACEP
Newsletter Editor
Adam Ash, DO, FACEP
Website Editor
Robert J. Wagner, MD, FACEP
Immediate Past Chair
Robert Galli, MD, FACEP
Councillor
Hartmut Gross, MD, FACEP
Alternate Councillor
Alexander Chiu, MD, MBA
Board Liaison
Alison J. Haddock, MD, FACEP
Staff Liaison
Jeffrey Davis

About ACEP’s Emergency Telemedicine Section

ACEP’s Emergency Telemedicine Section is a resource center that provides the tools necessary to integrate the best application of telemedicine into current systems, while supporting the health care reform tenants of access, quality, and cost.

Emergency Telemedicine Section members may send an email to all members of this section via the section's engagED community at acep_telemedicinesection@connectedcommunity.org. 

 

Telehealth in Emergency Medicine: a Primer

By Neal Sikka, MD, FACEP, Sara Paradise, MSIV, Michael Shu, MSII, George Washington University School of Medicine

Originally founded in 1998, the telehealth interest section of ACEP brings together emergency medicine practitioners interested in expanding patient care into the digital world.  While not much has changed in the ideology behind telehealth since the group's initial conception, improved access to high-speed technology and a greater cultural acceptance of digital communication is revitalizing the field.  The purpose of this paper, therefore, is to re-introduce the concepts of telehealth, e-care, and mobile health in light of recent advances, and give a modern take on its applications within emergency medicine.

This paper will give an overview of the definition of telehealth, its history, current technology, practical uses, cost and reimbursement, quality improvement measures integrated with telehealth, as well as potential risks and opportunities to its use.

Read the entire primer (PDF).

Funding Acknowledgment
This Primer was produced as a Section Grant Project of the American College of Emergency Physicians.
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