Dr. Yao Liu to Present COVID-19 Telehealth Updates to WAO

News // May 01 2020

Yao Liu, MD, MS, assistant professor and director of the UW Teleophthalmology Program, will present “Telehealth Resources for Eye Care During COVID-19” via webinar at 7:30 p.m. on May 4. The event is hosted by the Wisconsin Academy of Ophthalmology and is free to members and non-members.

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Presentation Description: Virtual care has suddenly become a critical component of patient care that many eye care providers are using for the first time during COVID-19. We will discuss resources available and answer questions related to virtual care, recent regulatory changes, technology platforms, and best practices for the eye care provider.

Objectives:

  • Discuss data regarding the sudden uptick in virtual care in response to decreased in-person outpatient clinic visits nationally.
  • Resources, surprises, and lessons learned about providing virtual care for eye care providers.
  • Pros and cons regarding the recent easing of restrictions on telehealth reimbursement, licensure, and technology.
  • Eyes on the horizon: the role of ocular telehealth beyond COVID-19