Telemedicine, or the use of telecommunication and information technologies to provide clinical healthcare, is quickly becoming a part of the healthcare landscape. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) recently released a position paper for the use of telemedicine in sleep medicine in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. The AASM Taskforce on Sleep Telemedicine supports telemedicine as a means of advancing patient health by improving access to sleep medicine specialists, but says this improved access must be anchored in attention to quality in sleep disorder diagnosis and treatment.
As such, the taskforce has developed specific guidelines intended for sleep medicine practitioners who may want to integrate telemedicine into their practice.
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