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The Application of Telehealth in Treating Infectious Disease
Seemingly overnight, the 2020 Public Health Emergency catapulted telemedicine adoption and acceptance to levels that telehealth advocates have spent decades trying to achieve. Even before the PHE surge, telemedicine was increasingly being used to deliver specialty and other healthcare services to eliminate distance barriers, improve access to care and contribute to improved patient outcomes. Infectious Disease is an example of specialized care that can be effectively delivered virtually by leveraging telehealth technologies.

Learning Objectives:
• Verbalize the potential of telemedicine in addressing the needs of patients with acute infectious diseases.
• Verbalize how telemedicine consults effectively bridge the gap between patients in remote areas and Infectious Disease Specialists.
• Verbalize how infectious diseases telemedicine can assist in infection prevention and Antimicrobial stewardship programs”
• Verbalize the challenges associated with implementing an Infectious Disease Telehealth Program.

May 27, 2021 12:15 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Vivek Manikal, MD
Infectious Disease Provider @Infectious Disease Associates of North Florida, PA; Coastal Telehealth Specialists
Dr. Manikal has been providing quality health care in Northeast Florida for over 17 years. Several year ago, he saw a need to reach rural communities and began providing Telehealth services to rural Georgia Hospitals. Coastal Telehealth Specialists help rural hospitals, nursing homes, health departments, prisons and other facilities that lack staffed specialty doctors. Using state of the art technology to treat patients. As CEO and President, Dr. Manikal saw the need for Infectious Disease providers early on. He has served his community for 17 years and is bringing those same sought-after skills to rural communities near and far.