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Emergency Telemedicine Section

  • About ACEP’s Emergency Telemedicine Section

    ACEP’s Emergency Telemedicine Section is a resource center that provides the tools necessary to integrate the best application of telemedicine into current systems, while supporting the health care reform tenants of access, quality, and cost.

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  • Telehealth in Emergency Medicine: a Primer

     By Neal Sikka, MD, FACEP, Sara Paradise, MSIV, Michael Shu, MSII, George Washington University School of Medicine

    Originally founded in 1998, the telehealth interest section of ACEP brings together emergency medicine practitioners interested in expanding patient care into the digital world.  While not much has changed in the ideology behind telehealth since the group's initial conception, improved access to high-speed technology and a greater cultural acceptance of digital communication is revitalizing the field.  The purpose of this paper, therefore, is to re-introduce the concepts of telehealth, e-care, and mobile health in light of recent advances, and give a modern take on its applications within emergency medicine.  

    This paper will give an overview of the definition of telehealth, its history, current technology, practical uses, cost and reimbursement, quality improvement measures integrated with telehealth, as well as potential risks and opportunities to its use.

    Read the entire primer here.  

    Funding Acknowledgment
    This Primer was produced as a Section Grant Project of the American College of Emergency Physicians
  • 2016-18 Section Officers

    Chair - Hartmut Gross, MD, FACEP 
    Chair-elect - Edward A. Shaheen, MD, FACEP
    Newsletter Editor - Adam Ash, DO, FACEP
    Website Editor - Robert J. Wagner, MD, FACEP
    Immediate Past Chair - Robert Galli, MD, FACEP
    Councillor - Hartmut Gross, MD, FACEP 
    Alternate Councillor - Alexander Chiu, MD, MBA

    Board Liaison - Alison J. Haddock, MD, FACEP
    Staff Liaisons - Brad Gruehn

    Emergency Telemedicine Section members may send an e-mail to all members of this section via the section e-list at

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