Telemedicine: Real Challenges for a Virtual Visit

Wednesday, December 16, 2020, 5:00 p.m.

Dr. Stacey Rose and Dr. Savitri Fedson discuss the challenges and lessons learned while conducting a signifantly higher number of telehealth visits in 2020.

This Ethics Grand Rounds session took place on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 5:00 P.M.

CME Information

CME Credit Available

You may claim CME credit after watching this activity.

Needs Statement

Staff physicians and other allied health professionals need to be regularly updated on the guidelines and challenges related to ethics consultation, clinical ethics practice and the role of ethics in shared clinical decision-making. The series aims to increase knowledge of the learners in these topic areas, and to provide the skills and tools for their implementation in clinical practice in order to enhance the quality of patient care.

Objectives

At the conclusion of the session, the participants should be able to:

  • Describe recent trends in the use of telemedicine.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the range of telehealth opportunities.
  • Discuss the therapeutic and legal limitations of telemedicine.
  • Recognize the ethical challenges associated with telemedicine.

Target Audience

  • Physicians
  • Medical Students
  • Fellows
  • Residents
  • Nurses
  • Other Health Professionals

Accreditation/Credit Designation

Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Baylor College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been designated by Baylor College of Medicine for 1 credit of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

Program Director

  1. Savitri Fedson, M.D.

    Savitri Fedson, M.D.

    Associate Professor
    Baylor College of Medicine

Term of Approval

December 1, 2020 through December 31, 2022. Original release date: December 1, 2020.

Disclosure Policy

The Office of Continuing Medical Education (OCME) makes every effort to develop CME activities that are scientifically based, accurate, current, and objectively presented. In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education Standards for Commercial SupportSM, Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) has implemented a mechanism requiring everyone in a position to control the content of an educational activity (e.g., directors, planning committee members, contributors, peer reviewers) to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests (drug/device companies) and manage/resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity. Individuals must disclose to participants the existence or non-existence of financial relationships: 1) at the time of the activity or within 12 months prior; and 2) of their spouses/partners.

Baylor College of Medicine does not view the existence of interests or relationships with commercial entities as implying bias or decreasing the value of a presentation. It is up to the participants to determine whether the interests or relationships influence the presenter with regard to exposition or conclusions.

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Disclosures

The following individual(s) has/have reported financial or other relationship(s) with commercial entities whose products/services may relate to the educational content of this activity:

Presenters

  1. Savitri Fedson, M.D.

    Savitri Fedson, M.D.

    Associate Professor
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Disclosure:

    Nothing to disclose.

  2. Stacey Rubin Rose, M.D., F.A.C.P.

    Stacey Rubin Rose, M.D., F.A.C.P.

    Assistant Dean of Clinical Curriculum
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Disclosure:

    Nothing to disclose.

Program Director

  1. Savitri Fedson, M.D.

    Savitri Fedson, M.D.

    Associate Professor
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Disclosure:

    Nothing to disclose.

Planning Committee Members

  1. Savitri Fedson, M.D.

    Savitri Fedson, M.D.

    Associate Professor
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Disclosure:

    Nothing to disclose.

  2. David Garvis, Ph.D. Placeholder Image

    David Garvis, Ph.D.

    Clinical Ethicist
    Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center

    Disclosure:

    Nothing to disclose.

  3. Rachna Goswami, M.D., M.P.H. Placeholder Image

    Rachna Goswami, M.D., M.P.H.

    Chief Resident of Quality and Safety
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Disclosure:

    Nothing to disclose.

  4. Claire Horner, J.D., M.A.

    Claire Horner, J.D., M.A.

    Assistant Professor
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Disclosure:

    Nothing to disclose.

Contributors

  1. Savitri Fedson, M.D.

    Savitri Fedson, M.D.

    Associate Professor
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Disclosure:

    Nothing to disclose.

  2. Stacey Rubin Rose, M.D., F.A.C.P.

    Stacey Rubin Rose, M.D., F.A.C.P.

    Assistant Dean of Clinical Curriculum
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Disclosure:

    Nothing to disclose.

CME Credit Available

You may claim CME credit after watching this activity.

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Presenters:

  1. Savitri Fedson, M.D.

    Savitri Fedson, M.D.

    Associate Professor Baylor College of Medicine
  2. Stacey Rubin Rose, M.D., F.A.C.P.

    Stacey Rubin Rose, M.D., F.A.C.P.

    Assistant Dean of Clinical Curriculum Baylor College of Medicine