Monthly Archive
for: ‘February, 2011’

FDA Finalizes Regulation for Certain Software, Hardware Used with Medical Devices

The FDA has announced a final rule that classifies Medical Device Data Systems (MDDS) as “class one” so they do not need approval by the agency prior to marketing.   This means that certain medical devices that are intended to transfer or store medical information without altering it do not need to receive further approval before […]

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Civil Rights Office Seeks Review of Privacy Rule

The Office for Civil Rights at HHS has sent to the White House Office of Management and Budget Office a new rule which covers an expanded requirement that healthcare providers track and report any disclosures of their medical records, Modern Healthcare reports.  Under the privacy provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of […]

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CMS Extends Joint Commission Deadline for Telehealth Credentialing/Privileging Compliance

While the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) continues to finalize their proposed rule on telehealth credentialing and privileging standards,  CMS notified The Joint Commission (TJC) of an extension until July 1, 2011 when TJC must come into compliance with CMS’s conditions of participation for telehealth credentialing and privileging.    As CTeL previously reported, CMS […]

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Failure to Use Telemedicine: Could it be Considered a Form of Malpractice?

While telemedicine prescribing laws and regulations do vary from state to state,  did you know that failure to use telehealth in particular circumstances could also legally put you in jeopardy?  Don’t find yourself calling your attorney for not using telehealth, tune into to CTeL’s Washington Live! Brown Bag Telehealth Webinar: “Will you have to call […]

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Caring for World’s Poor, with High-Tech Delivery: La Jolla Doctor Helps Treat Patients from Afar Through the Wonder of Telemedicine

Dr. Amanda Gosman, a plastic surgeon and founder of ConnectMed International, sees patients all over the world from her office in La Jolla, California, through the use of telemedicine technologies.  According to Dr. Gossman, “I wanted to be able to provide medical services and outreach to patients who don’t have access to care.  Ultimately, the […]

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Mobile Device Diagnostic Radiology App Approved by FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) February 4, 2011 cleared a new mobile radiology application to allow physicians to view medical images on the iPhone and iPad. This application is the first ever cleared by FDA for viewing imagines and making medical diagnoses.    FDA stated the application was not intended to replace full workstations, […]

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CMMC, Affiliates to Offer Emergency Neuro-Consults

Stroke patients in Lewiston, Maine will soon have access to neurologists at Massachusetts General Hospital without having to leave their home town’s emergency room.

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