Monthly Archive
for: ‘August, 2017’

Remembering a Leader in the World of Telehealth

The CTeL team was devastated to learn of the sudden death this past week of Mario Gutierrez. A true leader in the world of telehealth, Mr. Gutierrez was at the time of his death serving as the executive director of the Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) in California. Throughout his long career, he was […]

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Rural Hospitals Struggle With EHRs, Meaningful Use

Since the passage of the HITECH Act in 2009, meaningful use has helped encourage numerous health care organizations to integrate electronic health records (EHRs) into their practices. At the same time, it’s caused headaches among providers and hospitals who have found the timeline for adoption to be too rapid, or who lack the resources to […]

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Nurse Licensure Compact Takes Effect in January

It’s official: The Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) will be taking effect on January 19, 2018. As mHealth Intelligence and others first reported, with the vote of legislators in North Carolina to formally join the compact, bringing the total membership to 26, it will go live early next year, offering welcome news for nurses seeking to practice […]

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Now in the CTeL Library: Report on OT and Telehealth

For your summer reading pleasure, we are excited to announce that a new (and timely) report is now available in the CTeL Resource Library. The report, entitled “Telehealth in Occupational Therapy Practice: Establishing the Client/Provider Relationship,” focuses on the evolving role of telehealth among occupational therapists and their patients. Occupational therapy (OT) is one of […]

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CTeL Stands Against Hate

In the wake of the horrific events that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia, earlier this month, we at CTeL wanted to take a moment to share our thoughts with you. Simply put: We unequivocally condemn racism, white supremacy, inequality, and bigotry in all its forms. What’s more, like many in the health care field, we’ve […]

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Telemedicine Effectively Connects Parkinson’s Patients, Neurologists

Parkinson’s disease currently impacts as many as one million Americans, per the Parkinson’s Foundation, with about 60,000 people each year receiving a new diagnosis. What’s more, each year the disease accounts for approximately $25 billion in health care spending, between the costs of treatment, lost wages, and other factors. But according to the results of […]

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Last Chance for Early Bird Rate at the Southwest TRC Showcase!

The Southwest Telehealth Resource Center (TRC) will be holding its third annual Telemedicine & Telehealth Service Provider Showcase (SPS) in Phoenix, Arizona, on October 2 and 3, 2017, and you’re invited to be a part of it! And don’t miss your chance to attend at a discounted rate: Early bird registration for SPS 2017 ends […]

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Most Consumers Want Virtual Care: New Study

The people have spoken (yet again), and they want access to virtual visits. Or, at least that’s what the results of one survey indicated. As Fierce Healthcare first reported, market researchers from Parks Associates found that a majority of people living in households with broadband access wanted to be able to receive health care remotely, […]

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Is Telehealth Helping Cut Down on Office Visits? Study Says No

For many patients, one of the main selling points of telehealth might be its potential to help them cut down on office visits to health care providers—to allow them to access care from the comfort of home, rather than having to spend the time on an in-office encounter. But according to a new multi-year study […]

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Could Telemedicine Help Reduce SNF Hospitalizations? New CMS Pilot

Each year, hospital readmissions among skilled nursing facility (SNF) patients cost Medicare more than $4 billion—not an insignificant sum of money. But could telemedicine help to cut down on those readmissions? That’s what the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) are seeking to find out with a new yearlong pilot program funded in conjunction […]

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