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Part 3 of the Telemedicine/Telehealth series will focus on Best Practices. The telemedicine expansion was an immediate reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic, and virtual visits are projected to expand even after the pandemic subsides. While the depth and breadth of telemedicine, regulations, restrictions, and the practice continue to evolve, some elements of telemedicine are here to stay. 
Part 2 of the Telemedicine/Telehealth series will focus on Telemedicine and Informed Consent. Informed consent discussions are completed at various times throughout the patient/provider relationship. They provide important protections for the provider and give patients valuable information about the services they receive. Informed consent for telemedicine is just as essential as it is in other healthcare settings. In some states, a specialized telemedicine patient informed consent is required before treatment.
Welcome to E-NEWS, the newest service from MPIE. E-NEWS differs from our E-ALERTS in the format and type of information shared. E-NEWS will be a bit longer and more detailed, somewhere between an alert and a newsletter article. This service allows us to highlight certain “top of mind” topics in a series, such as telemedicine, our first series of E-NEWS guidance.
Medscape offers various educational programs, and recently released Telemedicine Best Practices. This program was felt to be relevant and timely for our insureds and may have a benefit in preventing potential medical malpractice claims.
While the pandemic's future in the US is uncertain, the available evidence indicates that local flare ups are increasingly likely, and another wave a real risk. And if the wave coincides with the start of flu season, it would put an enormous strain on doctors and their practices.
Engage in five new treatment simulations from the New England Journal of Medicine Group that range from a mild self-limited, flu-like illness to life-threatening, multi-organ failure.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) created a series of FAQs and resources to assist healthcare providers in their practice during the COVID-19 pandemic.
ACOG has UPDATED a series of FAQs and resources for healthcare providers and their practice during the COVID-19 pandemic.
With plans for re-opening, ACOG developed policies and processes to identify and consider how to safely resume care for non-COVID-19 related issues, such as preventative services, primary care, and non-urgent surgeries.
The New England Journal of Medicine has released a Virtual Patient Simulation.

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