Physicians Practice: James Embrey Reviews Liability Issues Related to Telemedicine & Telehealth
In an article published online in Physicians Practice on June 26, 2021, Partner James Embrey discusses liability issues related to telemedicine and telehealth, as demand for both continues to increase.
“Telemedicine and telehealth services were already on the rise before the COVID-19 pandemic and demand has soared since the shutdown as patients and providers alike recognized the efficiencies and convenience of delivering care remotely,” he writes.
The demand has surged out of increased necessity among people who couldn’t easily attend appointments in person, who were under quarantine because of possible COVID-19 exposure, who have underlying health issues that put them at higher risk for serious complications from COVID-19, or whose family demands and virtual school responsibilities made in-person appointments difficult. Telehealth also rose in popularity as providers turned to virtual platforms for patient monitoring, education, biohealth screenings, and other wellness offerings.
“Along with the surge in demand for telemedicine and telehealth care also comes higher risk of malpractice claims for health care professionals,” James writes.
To help providers minimize their risk, Embrey covers key considerations every medical practice needs to know.
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