As telehealth services become more widespread, the American Medical Association wonders what needs to be done to make sure lines aren't crossed, ethically speaking. (Photo: iStock)

Telehealth is no longer a fad or a health care add-on. The American Medical Association is about to establish ethical guidelines for telemedicine and telehealth, which means the mainstream now accepts it as part of the health care continuum of care. 

As reported by Forbes, the AMA’s ethical governing body will meet over the next few days to discuss, among other matters, an ethical structure that caregivers engaged in telemedicine can follow and feel like they’ve done the right thing. 

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.

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