Initially, the answer seems rather simple — just find a HIPPA-compliant video chat platform and integrate with an electronic health record (EHR) and then start seeing patients.
Well, once one digs a little deeper, it becomes quite apparent that creating an independent telemedicine practice is a much more complicated endeavor.
Here is a list of things to consider when starting your own virtual medical practice:
First of all, let’s all acknowledge that the Covid19 pandemic of 2020 has had an impact on all of our lives, from the very youngest to the very oldest. And while we as parents and pediatric professionals are justifiably concerned with the effects of the pandemic on our children, we should also be addressing the effects of the pandemic on ourselves. We will be better caregivers and professionals if we take care of ourselves too.
The coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on the economy, including a soaring unemployment rate. Whether you have been furloughed or terminated from your work, it is very likely you may have lost your healthcare benefits.