Upper Peninsula Telehealth Network of Michigan
JCAHO standards regarding Telemedicine
August 4, 2011
Hospital and Critical Access Hospital Accreditation Programs
Standard LD.04.03.09 Standard MS.13.01.01
Pre-Publication Standards – effective August 1, 2011
Please refer to your organizations JCAHO manual for detailed information in regards to the standards, rationale, elements of performance, and scoring.
The site where the practitioner providing the professional service is located.
The site where the patient is located at the time the service is provided.
The use of medical information exchanged from one site to another via electronic communications for the health and education of the patient or healthcare provider and for the purpose of improving patient care, treatment, and services.
Source: (American Telemedicine Association)
Organizations are encouraged to develop their own medical staff telemedicine policy.
Susan Makela, BSN, MPA
Director of Telehealth, MGHS