You have the right, as a patient, to be informed about your condition and the recommended surgical, medical, or diagnostic procedure to be used so that you may decide whether to undergo the procedure after knowing the risks and hazards involved. This disclosure is not meant to scare or alarm you; it is simply an effort to make you better informed so you may give or withhold your consent to the procedure.
I voluntarily request my physician, and such associates, technical assistants and other health care providers as they may deem necessary, to treat my conditions.
I understand that the following surgical, medical, and/or diagnostic procedures are planned for me and I voluntarily consent and authorize these procedures.
I understand that my physician may discover other or different conditions which require additional or different procedures than those planned. I authorize my physician, and such associates, technical assistants and other health care providers to perform such other procedures which are advisable in their professional judgment.
Just as there may be risks and hazards in continuing my present condition without treatment, there are also risks and hazards related to the performance of the surgical, medical and/or diagnostic procedures planned for me. I realize that common to surgical, medical, and/or diagnostic procedures is the potential for infection, blood clots in veins and lungs, hemorrhage, allergic reactions, and even death.
To better serve the needs of our community, health care services are now available by interactive video communications and the electronic exchange of information (e.g., patient medical records, medical images, live two-way audit and video, medical device output, etc.). This process is referred to as telemedicine.
Telemedicine is expected to improve access to medical care by enabling a patient to remain at a remote site while the provider obtains test results and consults from healthcare practitioners at distant sites. Telemedicine may also offer more efficient medical evaluation and management, particularly when obtaining the expertise of a distant specialist.
Telemedicine involves the use of electronic communications to enable physicians and other healthcare providers at different locations to share patient medical information for the purpose of delivering convenient, efficient and effective patient care. The telemedicine technology systems incorporate network and software security protocols to protect the confidentiality of patient information and imaging data. In addition, the telemedicine technology includes physical, technical and administrative safeguards intended to secure and ensure the integrity of patient information.
Prior to rendering services via telemedicine, you should visit with your provider face-to-face for an in-person evaluation. In addition, you should be seen by a physician for an in-person evaluation at least once a year, regardless of the frequency of visits via telemedicine.
While the use of telemedicine technology is intended to expedite the delivery of high-quality care in a convenient and effective manner, there are potential risks associated with telemedicine. These risks may include, but are not limited to, the following:
If it becomes clear that the telemedicine modality is unable to provide all pertinent clinical information during a particular telemedicine encounter, the Treatment Provider must make it known to the patient prior to the conclusion of the live telemedicine encounter. The Treatment Provider must also counsel the patient prior to the conclusion of the live telemedicine encounter regarding the need for the patient to obtain an additional in-person medical evaluation reasonably able to meet the patient's needs.
By signing this form, I understand the following:
Complaints with the Texas Medical Board against Treatment Providers, as well as other licensees and registrants of the Texas Medical Board, may be reported for investigation at the following address:
Assistance in filing a complaint is available by calling the following telephone number:
For more information, please visit the Texas Medical Board website at www.tmb.state.tx.us
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I understand that e-mail is a convenience and not appropriate for emergencies or time-sensitive issues. Additionally, I understand that the security and privacy of e-mail cannot be guaranteed. Further, I understand that e-mail should not be used to transmit highly sensitive or personal information.
With regard to my protected health information, I understand that Acacia Family Practice can send unencrypted emails ONLY if I am advised of the risks. I understand Acacia Family Practice and Kareo Telemedicine are not responsible for information lost due to technical failures.
I understand that all of the information contained in and or attached to electronic messages is privileged and confidential and is covered by the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, 18 U.S.C. § 2510-2521.
I consent to e-mail communication with Acacia Family Practice and Kareo Telemedicine.
I agree to pay Acacia Family Practice any and all charges for this telemedicine appointment not covered by my health insurance.
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