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COVID-19: Pivot to Telemedicine
Description
In this 30-minute video, Khaldoun G. Tarakji, MD, MPH, FHRS; Jose Osorio, MD, FHRS; and Brigham Elise Godfrey, BSN, RN, discuss challenges, lessons learned and recommendations relating to telemedicine during the COVID-19 crisis. Please note: this video was not intended to be a comprehensive, definitive telemedicine tutorial. Instead, it serves as a valuable resource for those seeking quick and simple solutions to keep patients and staff safe.
Learning Objectives
1. Identify lessons learned and challenges in designing a telemedicine solution
2. Understand available telemedicine technical solutions
3. Administer a quick telemedicine solution in response to COVID-19
4. Apply a flexible billing solution for telemedicine visits
Target Audiences
Physicians
Nurse Practicioners
Physician Assistants
Registered Nurses
Faculty List
Brigham E. Godfrey, BSN, RN
Arrhythmia Institute at Grandview

Jose Osorio, MD, FHRS
Arrhythmia Institute at Grandview

Khaldoun G. Tarakji, MD, MPH, FHRS
Cleveland Clinic
CME Statement

Accreditation Statement
The Heart Rhythm Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physicians AMA Designation Statement
The Heart Rhythm Society designates this internet enduring activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Policy

CME Disclosure Policy

The Heart Rhythm Society is committed to the provision of Accredited Continuing Education (formerly known as Continuing Medical Education (CME)) that is balanced, objective, and evidence based. HRS adheres to the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) which require that those individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity (including, but not limited to, planners, faculty, authors, committee members, content reviewers, editors, and staff) disclose all financial relationships with an ACCME-defined ineligible company* within the 24 months prior to the disclosure.

 

Any individual who refuses to disclose financial relationships is disqualified from participating in HRS ACE-certified activities. Owners and employees of ACCME-defined ineligible companies may have no role in the planning or implementation of ACE activities without a special written exemption from the HRS Chief Learning Officer that will be granted only in specific circumstances that meet ACCME requirements.


ACCME Definition:

*An ineligible company is one whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Examples of such organizations include:

  • Advertising, marketing, or communication firms whose clients are ineligible companies
  • Bio-medical startups that have begun a governmental regulatory approval process
  • Compounding pharmacies that manufacture proprietary compounds
  • Device manufacturers or distributors
  • Diagnostic labs that sell proprietary products
  • Growers, distributors, manufacturers or sellers of medical foods and dietary supplements
  • Manufacturers of health-related wearable products
  • Pharmaceutical companies or distributors
  • Pharmacy benefit managers
  • Reagent manufacturers or sellers


All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

 

Faculty Disclosures

Brigham Godfrey:  Nothing relevant to disclose.


Jose Osorio: Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee: Biosense Webster, Inc., Boston Scientific Research (Contracted Grants for Named PIs Only): Biosense Webster, Inc., Boston Scientific, EPIX, Medtronic, AtriCure, Inc. 

Khaldoun G. Tarakji: Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee: Medtronic, AliveCor, Boston Scientific
Content Validation Policy

The Heart Rhythm Society is committed to the provision of Accredited Continuing Education (formerly known as Continuing Medical Education (CME)) that is balanced, objective, and evidence based. HRS adheres to the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) which require that those individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity (including, but not limited to, planners, faculty, authors, committee members, content reviewers, editors, and staff) disclose all financial relationships with an ACCME-defined ineligible company within the 24 months prior to the disclosure.



The Heart Rhythm Society takes steps to assure its learners and the public that the content of certified activities is accurate and reliable. The following principles are applied to the process of validating CME content. The content is peer-reviewed to ensure the following:

Fair Balance - that content is balanced among various options available for treatment and not biased toward a particular product or manufacturer.

Patient Treatment Recommendations - that patient treatment recommendations contained in the content are evidence-based, are appropriate for the target audience, and that the patient treatment recommendations contribute to overall improvement in patient care.

Scientific Validity - those scientific studies cited in the activity conform to standards accepted by the scientific community.

Learning Objectives - that the educational content supports the learning objectives of the activity, and that the objectives stated for performance-in-practice are actionable and measurable.

Omissions - that no seminal studies, data, or best evidence are missing

Contact Information

CME and CoP Certificates will be awarded and available to download and print following the completion of the course and the course evaluation. Should you have any questions regarding your CME certificate, please contact CME@HRSonline.org.

Summary
Availability: On-Demand
Available May 08, 2020 to May 08, 2023
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered: 0.5 CME Credit
0.5 COP Credit
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