In this episode, we are going to talk to the Telehealth team at Children’s Hospital Colorado and share how primary care providers could operationalize the delivery of care through telehealth quickly to help navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and looking to the future post-pandemic.
For all the reasons that COVID-19 has turned our personal and professional lives upside down, it has positively accelerated the delivery of care through telehealth.
Until a few weeks ago, most of our ambulatory providers administered care through telehealth as a secondary, less preferred option in cases where distance between provider and patient was too far to be together in person. In this episode we are joined by Christina Olson, MD; Fred Thomas, PhD and Alison Brent, MD.
Christina Olson, MD is Telehealth Medical Director at Children’s Colorado and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine
Fred Thomas, PhD is Director of Telehealth at Children’s Colorado and Executive Director of ECHO Colorado; He has academic appointments in the Departments of Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Family Medicine in the Colorado School of Medicine.
And finally, we turn the mic on Charting Pediatrics co-host, Alison Brent, MD. Alison is a Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician at Children’s Colorado and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She is currently serving on the Executive Committee of the AAP Section of Telehealth Care.
Telehealth Resources Mentioned:
- email your questions to the AAP: Covidfirstname.lastname@example.org
- From the AAP: Coding During the COVID-19 Pandemic
- AAP Guidance: Telehealth Payer Policy during the COVID-19 Pandemic
- State Notices on Telehealth Policy
- From the AAP: Telehealth and After Hours Care
- Join the Colorado ECHO online learnings about COVID-19
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