Telemedicine: Improving outcomes in the time of COVID-19

During this time of COVID-19, we’ve seen a striking increase in the use of telemedicine services. The Inside Angle podcast revisits an episode featuring telemedicine pioneer Barb Johnston, co-founder and CEO of HealthLinkNow, a network of clinicians providing mental health services to patients online. With nearly two decades of experience in implementing telemedicine programs, including the creation of the California Telemedicine Network (CTN), she brings her veteran perspective to the table in discussing the regulations, payment policies and technology needed to achieve the well-documented benefits of virtual health care.

Resources

Podcast Episode Transcript

American Telemedicine Association

21st Century Medicine: How Telemedicine Can Help Rural Communities,” July 20, 2017. Testimony of Barb Johnston, MSN, MLM; Congress of the United States, U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Small Business: Subcommittees on Agriculture, Energy, and Trade and Technology.

Xiong, Glen & Iosif, Ana-Maria & T. Godwin, Haley & Khan, Murtaza & B. Parish, Michelle & Yellowlees, Peter & Kahn, Debra.  “A Pilot Randomized Trial of Asynchronous and Synchronous Telepsychiatry in Skilled Nursing Facilities” May 2018. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. 19. 461-462. 10.1016/j.jamda.2018.02.007.