Tips and tricks for telehealth visits for patients with epilepsy

Telehealth has become an important part of epilepsy management during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially for patients in rural areas.

“Nearly 70 million rural residents are spread across 95% of the US land mass, and nearly 80% of this population are medically underserved,” said Dr Marvin Rossi of Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Telehealth could help close these gaps in care.

During a session on COVID-19 at the AES 2020 conference, Dr Rossi provided tips for getting the most out of a telehealth visit, either by video or telephone, for patients with epilepsy: