The use of telehealth technology by Florida licensed healthcare practitioners for the purpose of providing patient care within the state of Florida is not precluded by Florida law. Telehealth technologies may be employed for patient care as long as such technologies are used in a manner that is consistent with the standard of care. According to the Orlando Sentinel, telehealth is described as video conferencing between provider and patient, storage and forwarding of clinical data to offsite locations for evaluations by practitioners, and remote monitoring of patient conditions via sensors and monitoring devices that can be worn or implanted. “Telehealth is the future of medicine, and it’s time Florida fully embraces it,” said Sen. Aaron Bean, a Duval County Republican and sponsor of a Senate telehealth bill filed shortly after a state Telehealth Advisory Council released a report in October urging Florida to enact a regulatory framework for telehealth. We explore the idea of telehealth as a viable medical option for Florida patients. Guests: Rep. Darren Soto (U.S. House District 9), State Rep. Jason Brodeur (R-Sanford), State Rep. John Cortes (D-Kissimmee).
Telemedicine Part 1
By Spectrum News Staff Orlando July 15, 2018 @11:30 AM