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Telemedicine Best Practices 

  • Authors: John D. Scott, MD, MSc, FIDSA;  Elizabeth A. Krupinski, PhD
  • CME / ABIM MOC / CE Released: 12/24/2020
  • Valid for credit through: 12/24/2021
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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for primary care physicians, cardiologists, endocrinologists, nurses, and nurse practitioners.

The goal of this activity is to increase clinicians' knowledge of implementing telemedicine procedures in practice and using telemedicine to provide high level care for their patients.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding
    • Telemedicine providers and implementation procedures 
  • Have greater competence related to
    • Using telemedicine and providing high levels of care for patients


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  • John D Scott, MD, MSc, FIDSA

    Medical Director, UW Digital Health
    Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy & Infectious Diseases
    University of Washington
    Seattle, Washington


    Disclosure: John D. Scott, MD, MSc, FIDSA, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
    Served as an advisor or consultant for: Gilead Sciences

  • Elizabeth A Krupinski, PhD

    Professor and Vice Chair for Research
    Emory University
    Associate Director of Assessment
    Arizona Telemedicine Program
    Southwest Telehealth Resource Center
    Atlanta, Georgia


    Disclosure: Elizabeth A. Krupinski, PhD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships. The opinions expressed are those of Dr Elizabeth Krupinski and do not necessarily reflect the views of Emory University or Emory Healthcare. Dr Krupinski's participation in this activity does not constitute or imply endorsement by Emory University or Emory Healthcare.


  • Karen Badal, MD, MPH

    Senior Medical Education Director, Medscape, LLC


    Disclosure: Karen Badal, MD, MPH, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
    Owns stock, stock options or bonds from: Kallyope, Inc

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  • Stephanie Corder, ND, RN, CHCP

    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC


    Disclosure: Stephanie Corder, ND, RN, CHCP, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Medscape, LLC staff have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships.

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Telemedicine Best Practices 

Authors: John D. Scott, MD, MSc, FIDSA;  Elizabeth A. Krupinski, PhDFaculty and Disclosures

CME / ABIM MOC / CE Released: 12/24/2020

Valid for credit through: 12/24/2021


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