Telemedicine Practice Guidelines 25 March 2020
The delivery of health care services, where distance is a critical factor, by all health care professionals using information and communication technologies for the exchange of valid information for diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease and injuries, research and evaluation, and for the continuing education of health care providers, all in the interests of advancing the health of individuals and their communities.
Telemedicine Guidelines For Ayurveda, Siddha & Unani Practitioners
On 7th April 2020, CCIM released “Telemedicine Practice Guidelines” for ASU practitioners. These guidelines will serve as a step forward to regulate the telemedicine practices in the field of ASU.
Homeopathy Telemedicine Practice Guidelines By Cch
The Board of Governors, CCH has adopted the “Telemedicine Practice Guidelines” for homoeopathic practioners. These guidelines has been prepared to combat the current need in the wake of COVID19 outbreak but the overarching principles would remain common to all future reference.
How To Record E-Consent
A. Verbally informing the rights and duties to the patient – like in any Bank or credit card call centre with recording of the transaction.
B. (SMS or Email or Video) with a mandatory need to reply e.g. “Yes, I consent to avail consultation via telemedicine”
C. Interactive Consent Form by mail or web link which the patient resubmits back after filling and checking clicks at appropriate places
E Prescription Requirements
Basic Phone: (low bandwidth)
1) Dictate directly to the patient or a chemist the detailed drug information, check understanding by asking the patient or pharmacist to repeat; or
2) Send e-prescription by SMS, WhatsApp or email etc, to pharmacy
Smart Phone without App:
1) Take a photograph of prescription on your letterhead, in prescribed e-format, sign it Send prescription by WhatsApp or email to patient or a Dedicated health App to pharmacy
Through Apps (Mobile or Computer)
1) Allows same format template of prescription
2) Send via prescription app or print prescription ( also direct viewing in patients or chemists mobile) and can includes a signature.
3) In apps prescription format for doctors is inbuilt
4) Social Media (WhatsApp, Skype, TikTok, Google Hangout, etc)
5) Synchronous as well as asynchronous Possibility of one to one or one to many connections
6) Good for providing general information and counselling
7) To advertise your skills
8) Make sure not to break MCI Ethics code!
9) Online meetings (Skype, Webex, Citrix, Zoom, Google Hangout, etc)
10) Can double up as health app but
11) No links with EHR /No online prescriptions!
12) Data often resides outside India
13) Safer paid platforms are expensive
Tsi Research Grant Award
The TSI research grant award will be given annually by the Telemedicine Society of India during the annual conference to a member of TSI on the basis of recommendations made by a selection committee appointed for the purpose.