Telemedicine Standards & Guidelines


Telemedicine Standards & Guidelines


In an effort to help advance science and assure the uniform quality of services to patients, the American Telemedicine Association has developed several practice guidelines and technical standards for the field of telemedicine and telehealth. They include core standards that address a wide target group within the health care sector as they apply to individual practitioners, group practices, health care systems, and other providers of health-related services for the purposes of health care delivery. The association has also developed guidelines to address specific clinical practices.

The following standards and guidelines have been released:

  • Practice Guidelines for Videoconferencing-Based Telemental Health
  • Evidence-Based Practice for Telemental Health
  • Core Standards for Telemedicine Operations
  • Practice Guidelines for Teledermatology
  • Telehealth Practice Recommendations for Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Home Telehealth Clinical Guidelines
  • Clinical Guidelines for Telepathology


American Telemedicine Association

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American Telemedicine Association


Review Date: 2009
Original Summary: May 2010
Last Updated: 03/12/14

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