How to Do a Telemedicine Visit the Right Way: A Checklist
Tips for healthcare providers and patients on how to have a successful telemedicine visit
Whether you’re just starting to research telemedicine solutions, or you’re in the process of implementing a telemedicine program, you’re probably wondering – what can I do to ensure my virtual patient visits are successful? How can I prepare myself, my staff, and my patients to get the most out of an online doctor’s appointment?
Our eVisit team has put together this checklist to ensure your telemedicine video visits are a positive experience for both you and your patients – free of technical glitches and communication issues. These suggestions come from our client success team and our physician leaders, Dr. Glen McCracken and CMO Dr. Scott Orava, who know from experience what works and what doesn’t.
Before your next telemedicine visit, go through these points like a checklist. Then sit back and focus on getting your patient the best treatment possible, instead of worrying about your technical prowess.
You’ll also find a helpful handout for your patients with similar tips on how to get ready and make the most of a virtual visit.
Note that for the most part, if you’re using a well-designed telemedicine platform, a virtual visit should follow the same clinical guidelines as an in-person visit. If you’d like more information on establishing clinical protocols and guidelines for a telemedicine program, check out ATA’s helpful guides here.