Telepractice, Telehealth, and Telemedicine: Acquiring Knowledge From Other Disciplines Telepractice for speech-language pathology and audiology operates within a complex and dynamic environment that is beset with many influencers: state and federal regulations, state professional licensure boards, reimbursement policies, standards and guidelines, and the interests of powerful financial drivers. While much that is written about telepractice does not reference telemedicine-based ... Article
Article  |   April 28, 2016
Telepractice, Telehealth, and Telemedicine: Acquiring Knowledge From Other Disciplines
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Ellen R. Cohn
    Department of Communication Science and Disorders, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburg, PA
  • Jana Cason
    Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy, Spalding University, Louisville, KY
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  • Financial: Ellen Cohn is a co-author of the book Telerehabilitation published by UK Springer that receives royalties. Jana Cason is the co-author of the resource, Educator's Toolbox for Teaching Telehealth (www.go2care.com) that receives royalties.
    Financial: Ellen Cohn is a co-author of the book Telerehabilitation published by UK Springer that receives royalties. Jana Cason is the co-author of the resource, Educator's Toolbox for Teaching Telehealth (www.go2care.com) that receives royalties.×
  • Nonfinancial: The authors have previously published in the subject area.
    Nonfinancial: The authors have previously published in the subject area.×
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Professional Issues & Training / Regulatory, Legislative & Advocacy / Telepractice & Computer-Based Approaches / Part 1
Article   |   April 28, 2016
Telepractice, Telehealth, and Telemedicine: Acquiring Knowledge From Other Disciplines
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, April 2016, Vol. 1, 19-29. doi:10.1044/persp1.SIG18.19
History: Received December 16, 2015 , Revised February 23, 2016 , Accepted February 23, 2016
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, April 2016, Vol. 1, 19-29. doi:10.1044/persp1.SIG18.19
History: Received December 16, 2015; Revised February 23, 2016; Accepted February 23, 2016

Telepractice for speech-language pathology and audiology operates within a complex and dynamic environment that is beset with many influencers: state and federal regulations, state professional licensure boards, reimbursement policies, standards and guidelines, and the interests of powerful financial drivers. While much that is written about telepractice does not reference telemedicine-based standards and guidelines, the latter can provide valuable information. Knowledge of the aspirational practices of other healthcare professions will benefit speech-language pathologists (SLPs) and audiologists and is essential for practitioners who work as part of interdisciplinary teams. The aspirational practices of other professions can also be drawn upon when devising telepractice curricula for university programs.

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