9110: Virtual Medicine - Real Risks

Course Description

This course focuses on many of the administrative and risk issues to consider when delivering healthcare through telemedicine. During the COVID-19 public health emergency, telehealth allowed for continued patient access to care for many. When utilized appropriately, patient safety, convenience, efficacy, and experience of care are at high levels. Since the provision of medicine is almost exclusively governed at the state level, the primary considerations associated with telemedicine are examined in the course. State specific rules for licensure, informed consent, standard of care, jurisdiction as well as technology, privacy, and security all must be considered before adding telemedicine as a method to deliver care. This course offers an overview of telemedicine topics, providing general guidance as to the risks and liabilities of telemedicine and payment considerations.

Learning Objectives
  1. Identify the primary administrative considerations associated with telemedicine
  2. Recognize risk issues associated with delivery of care through telemedicine
  3. Develop risk reduction strategies related to informed consent, technology, and documentation

Credit Awarded

  • 5% Premium Credit for Physician Policyholders
  • 1.0 CME Credit for Physicians
  • Certificate of Participation for Non-Physicians

 

 

 

Course summary
Course opens: 
01/01/2024
Course expires: 
12/31/2026

Faculty & Authors

This course was developed by SVMIC’s Risk Education and Evaluation Department: Shelly Weatherly, JD, VP; Julie Loomis, RN, JD, AVP, Risk Education; Trish Campbell, BSN, LNCC, Director of Risk Education; and Jeff Woods, JD, Risk and Practice Management Senior Attorney.


CME Information

Accreditation:  This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine (UTCOM) and State Volunteer Mutual Insurance Company. The UTCOM is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation:  The UTCOM designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAFP:  The AAFP has reviewed Virtual Medicine: Real Risks and deemed it acceptable for up to 1.00 Enduring Materials, Self-Study AAFP Prescribed credit. Term of Approval is from 01/01/2024 to 12/31/2024. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AOA:  This program is eligible for one (1) credit hour in Category 2 of the Continuing Medical Education Program of the American Osteopathic Association. Physicians will need to submit a letter of completion from the University of Tennessee directly to the AOA to receive CME credits, or AOA members may self-report the activity.

Continuing Education for Non-Physicians:  The UTCOM will issue Certificates of Participation to non-physicians for participating in this activity and designates it for CEUs using the national standard that 1 hour of educational instruction is awarded .1 CEU.

This activity was reviewed by Michael McAdoo, MD, on August 24, 2023. This activity was released on January 1, 2024 and will expire on December 31, 2026. SVMIC will not process any completions after December 31, 2026.

             


CME Disclosures

No commercial support was received for this activity. No speakers plan to discuss off-label use. No planners or speakers have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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