The context and delivery of medicine in society is ever changing. On this page we have provided resources to help connect you with some of those changes particularly as they relate to learners and new modalities of care delivery. The COVID 19 pandemic required a rapid pivot to telehealth and new resources for incorporating learners in that environment and making the most of telehealth clinical learning are in development locally, nationally and internationally. The broad scope of digital health includes categories such as mobile health (mHealth), health information technology (IT), wearable devices, telehealth and telemedicine, and personalized medicine. Telemedicine—sometimes used interchangeably with telehealth—refers specifically to remote clinical services that focus on a curative aspect of care. In contrast, telehealth is broader in scope and includes disease prevention and digital health promotion—as well as curative care.
Just In Time
These Just In Time resources are ideal if you only have a couple of minutes to start finding out about Digital Health, Telehealth, and Telemedicine.
Telehealth Communication: “Quick Tips” & “Quick Tips— Demo”
Source: Academy of Communication in Healthcare
Calvin Chou, MD, PhD, describes 5 quick tips to enhance virtual communication with patients. Then in Part 2 of the playlist, he demonstrates how to use these tips in practice. Share this with your learners to help them prepare for video encounters.