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ACP Position Paper Offers More Than a Dozen Statements and
(Washington, September 8, 2015)- The American College of
Physicians (ACP) today emphasized the importance of balancing the
benefits of telemedicine against its risks for patients. The
summary to A Guide to
the Use of Telemedicine in Primary Care Settings: An American
College of Physicians Position Paper also noted that
conscious scrutiny is especially important as policymakers and
stakeholders shape the landscape for telemedicine going forward. A
summary of the paper is in today's Annals of Internal
Medicine online edition.
"Telemedicine - the use of technology to deliver care at a
distance - is rapidly expanding and holds the potential to improve
access for patients, enhance patient-physician collaboration,
improve health outcomes, and reduce medical costs," said Wayne J.
Riley, MD, MPH, MBA, MACP, president of ACP. "However, the
potential benefits of telemedicine must be measured against the
risks and challenges associated with its use, including the
potential absence of the physical exam, variation in state practice
and licensing regulations, and issues surrounding the establishment
of the patient-physician relationship."
In 2008, ACP published a position paper, E-health and Its
Impact on Medical Practice, discussing how the use of
technology, including electronic health records, patient portals,
and telemedicine can augment the practice of medicine in an
efficient and secure way. Since that paper's release - just one
year after the first iPhone was introduced - the use of technology
is ingrained into the everyday lives of people across the U.S. and
"The use of these technologies has been shown to increase
patient satisfaction while delivering similar quality, and in some
cases more efficient care, as in-person care and support," Dr.
Riley noted. "Research shows that telemedicine holds the potential
to reduce costs, improve health outcomes, and increase access to
primary and specialty care."
The ACP position paper offers more than a dozen policy
statements and recommendations for the practice and utilization of
telemedicine in primary care and reimbursement policies associated
with telemedicine use:
"The positions put forward by ACP highlight a meaningful
approach to telemedicine policies and regulations that will have
lasting positive impact for patients and physicians," concluded Dr.
Riley. "The health care system will, then, realize the full
potential of telemedicine."
The American College of Physicians is the
largest medical specialty organization and the second-largest
physician group in the United States. ACP members include 143,000
internal medicine physicians (internists), related subspecialists,
and medical students. Internal medicine physicians are specialists
who apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the
diagnosis, treatment, and compassionate care of adults across the
spectrum from health to complex illness. Follow ACP on Twitter and Facebook.
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