Kids Considered™

Kids Considered™

Getting Comfortable With Teleheath

April 08, 2021

Some parents are suspicious of technology when it comes to telemedicine. In this episode we discuss the role that telemedicine has played during the COVID-19 pandemic, how to successfully use telehealth to augment your child’s medical care including indications for virtual vs. in-person visits, and share tips on optimizing your tele-experiences. We also address the safety of returning to in-office care.

This episode written by Drs. Sophia Giang, Lena van der List and Dean Blumberg.

We thank Dr. Sophia Giang a pediatrician at UC Davis Children's Hospital, for joining us for this episode, although Drs. Lena and Dean take full responsibility for any errors or misinformation.

Supplemental information:

· Healthy Children Telehealth Services Start With Your Pediatrician

· The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Delivery of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Services Through Telepsychiatry

· Thomas S. Nesbitt, The Role of Telehealth in an Evolving Health Care Environment: Workshop Summary The Evolution of Telehealth: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going?

· James P. Marcin, Pediatric Research Addressing health disparities in rural communities using telehealth

· CDC Decline in Child Vaccination Coverage During the COVID-19 Pandemic — Michigan Care Improvement Registry, May 2016–May 2020

· American Academy of Pediatrics Guidance on Providing Pediatric Well-Care During COVID-19

· Doximity 2020 State of Telemedicine Report

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