October 15, 2020

Joint Commission issues new Quick Safety on telehealth

By: Judy Mathias

Editor's Note

The Joint Commission on October 7 issued a new Quick Safety that focuses on the use of telehealth to deliver patient care while preventing exposure to COVID-19.

Other benefits of telehealth in the Quick Safety include:

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  • promoting social distancing
  • monitoring the progression of home-quarantined COVID-19 patients
  • enabling providers who are quarantined but asymptomatic to provide care remotely
  • reducing the use of PPE
  • helping patients with transportation barriers connect with care providers.

Widespread use of telehealth was enabled by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in April 2020 (retroactive to March 1) and will last until the end of the emergency declaration.


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