Training for Potential Clinical Roles: Telehealth
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Telehealth is the distribution of health-related services via electronic information and telecommunication technologies. In the light of the COVID-19 pandemic and recommendations for physical distancing, live video telehealth allows for continued, albeit virtual, patient and clinician contact in a variety of settings including home health, outpatient appointments, the emergency department, and remote ICU monitoring (Hollander and Carr, NEJM 2020).

However, despite recent increases in telehealth, many clinicians and students will have never used this mode of care delivery before and even fewer will have received telehealth-specific training. It is important to consider best practices for telehealth visits, including how to translate in-person clinical skills to the virtual settings. Telehealth promises to become increasingly integrated into our routine care delivery system, and it is thus important for clinicians and students to gain familiarity with this model of care delivery. This episode aims to familiarize listeners with the components of a telehealth visit.

Episode credits:

Content Development: Harvard Medical Student COVID-19 Curriculum

Narration: Casey Kim

Script Preparation: Casey Kim

Editing: Casey Kim

Modified with Permission from the Harvard Medical Student COVID-19 Curriculum

Original Content Authors: James Agolia; Taylor Brown; Fang Cao; Ashwini Joshi; Soumyaa Mazumder; Katherine McDaniel, MSc; Niyi Odewade; Sarah Onorato; Alexander Ordoobadi; Simone Sasse; Sanjana Srinivasan; Rachel Weitzman; Denston Carey, Jr.

Original Content Editor: Bina Kassamali

Original Content Reviewers: Jeremy B. Richards, MD; Harvey Simon, MD; Clyde Crumpacker, MD; Christian Larsen, MD; Jennifer Potter, MD; Eve Rittenberg, MD; Nhi-Ha Trinh, MD, MPH; Andrea Wershof Schwartz, MD, MPH

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