Telepresence - Tricks and Tips

  • 3/31/2021
  • Video conferencing

Simple rules for videoconferencing with patients

Medical consultation on video are different from that in the office, they require your full attention.


Camera position

Not too high and not too low

Avoid learning to far forward


Choose the right equipment for your setting (speakers, microphone, headphones)

Avoid screaming or speaking loudly


Wear professional attire

Be aware of glare with eye glasses

Avoid sharply contrasting cloths

Avoid jewelry maid of reflective materials



Avoid messy backgrounds

Glossy surfaces

Distracting background pictures



You might not appear engaged if you continuously take notes while videoconferencing.

To show empathy, lean slightly forward and look directly into the camera

Never talk about previous patients