Monthly Archive
for: ‘February, 2020’

New OK Bill Aims to Reduce Emergency Psych Admissions Using Telehealth & More in Today’s Telehealth Buzz

New OK Bill Aims to Reduce Emergency Psych Admissions Using Telehealth S.B. 1208 was introduced in the Oklahoma Senate by State Senator Michael Bergstrom. S.B. 1208 would connect police officers responding to mental health crisis situations with mental health specialists via telehealth to determine appropriate care. The bill is based on a successful two-year program […]

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Amazon Care Poised to Disrupt the Telehealth Market and more in today’s Telehealth Buzz

Streaming Services Giving Insight into Patient Preferences for Healthcare Privia Health’s Virtual Health Medical Director, Dr. Joseph DeVeau, outlines criteria for a successful telehealth program in a new post for the American Medical Association Understand and appeal to patients: Convenience shapes consumer preferences and patient expectations. Just as consumers choose Netflix over going to the […]

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Virginia Covering the “Last Mile” with Rural Broadband Grants

Last month Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced more than $18.3 million in grants to address the broadband gap in underserved areas and increase access to healthcare and other necessary services. “Broadband is a necessity for communities to attract business, for students to use educational resources, and for Virginians to receive healthcare through telemedicine,” Northam said […]

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